Meditating From the Soul With Love – Leaving Worries and Stress Behind
I like to begin each day with a meditation, but if you had asked me a few years ago if I meditated, I would have said no. The truth is I am a recovering stress junkie so you would think that with living a fast-paced lifestyle I would have turned to meditation and relaxation techniques. At that time, even feeling chaos all around me, I neglected to listen to what my mind, body, and soul needed. During the early adult years of my life, I was as far from relaxed as possible and terribly disconnected from my own soul. I thought that meditation was only for those who were more advanced spiritually or for those who could easily quiet their minds. I had a concept of meditation as the existence of absolute silence and nothing more.
Recovering With Meditation
Why did someone who was experiencing so much stress not mediate? I was afraid I would not be able to find the silence. I also was in denial that I needed to slow down my life and find my heart again. For me, it took an illness to transform my life and introduce me for the first time to meditation. When I meditated, I listened to music and guided meditations because it was the only way to get through another day of a tough recovery. Gradually, over several months, my mind slowed down and began to quiet for short amounts of time. I finally realized that I could find a peace in my mind again, it just took practice.
When you let your mind wander for years and years and develop a habit of worrying and overthinking, it becomes necessary to retrain the mind to find a calm state. As your mind learns these new habits, it can take pauses long enough for your soul to speak up. During my own journey with meditation, I discovered how many lessons my soul was waiting to teach me. I spent years not listening to the guidance and love from my soul, and now, finally, I heard every word.
Meditating With Love
My soul wished to tell me how important it was to love myself which for me meant spending time in meditation or journaling outside in nature. Now, every time I meditate I send a little more of this love energy to my soul, and I discover new things about my soul, the universe, and beyond. Meditation is not about the silence anymore, it is about feeling the energy in my heart and trusting where that feeling takes me. Through my meditation journey, I discovered that I did not have to experience silence, I just needed to feel my heart and soul and my soul needed to feel love.