You know what's weird? I started meditation for just 10 minutes once a day. twice if i wake up in the middle of the night. Anyway, I'm not even perfect about keeping stray thoughts clear from my mind. But it's doing wonders for my negative thoughts and anxiety. I feel like I have more energy. I'm generally able to cope better with general annoyances. Just think what I can do when I get better at it? I'm not taking any natural aids to raise serotonin that I bought. But I feel better than when I was taking them.
I don’t do nearly enough meditation. I have a problem with it. I can’t clear my mind.
Although, I do think that when I do art, painting or drawing, I enter into that kind of meditative state. If my hands are busy, my mind can settle. And I do feel better when I am doing art regularly.
I also believe that learning to get that perspective is something that has a cumulative effect. If you can learn to clear your mind and get that perspective within meditation, it’s easier to do it when you are NOT meditating. Like, you can step outside of a confusing or high emotion situation and consider it. “What’s going on here, really?”
There’s this one exercise for mindfulness that I always forget to do-- when you go through a door, any door, you’re supposed to recognize that you’re going through the door.
Like, you want to be conscious of passing through a doorway. Each time. This is me, going into the kitchen. Going out of the house. Going into a store. I exist here, in this moment in time, in this place in the world, living, leaving one spot, entering another.
It’s supposed to help you exist in the moment. And it does.
Living consciously is a life long endeavor. And there are lots of ways to go about doing so. And it’s a journey, too. Sometimes it goes well, sometimes it’s a lot harder.
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