I wrote about meditation in my book; how I struggled with it, but did it anyway. I benefited from my commitment, but it wasn’t until I began working with a personal coach last September that meditation became a focus in my life. I once had a boyfriend tell me that I was “too airy-fairy.” As it turns out, I wasn’t airy-fairy enough.
My coach urged me to surrender to meditation, to move from a place of “having to” into a place of willingness. She also urged an a.m. and p.m. practice. I resisted. I didn’t see how it could help beyond making me feel a little more relaxed.
Here’s what happened after I finally did surrender:
- Within 90 days of wholeheartedly meditating, I realized I could retire. I was ready to take the risk and go for what I truly wanted.
- 90 days after that, I was finished writing my book, Sick and Tired & Sexy, Living Beautifully with Chronic Illness.
- In the next 120 days – the book is now ready to go to print, I just approved everything this morning!
- I used The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo and got rid of all of my extra “stuff.” What is left brings me joy, and I have a new awareness of who I am, without all of my stuff.
- I was invited to join the team of talented women writing at 1010ParkPlace.com.
- A new book idea appeared for me, and I am making daily progress on a “spiritual murder mystery.”
- And last, but not least – we move into an even smaller, but sexier, apartment tomorrow morning. This will allow us to travel and I can write-on-the-go.
Here is what I realized: we are only having a one-way conversation with our Spirit/God/Higher Power/The Universe if all we do is talk, ask, pray, but never sit still and listen. We need to make time for answers, guidance, solutions, and inspiration to come into our lives. These charge us, like magnets, to attract just what we need in the form of wonderful coincidences and seemingly miraculous occurrences.
Here is a great article including a video (01:48 mins!) by Madeline Diamond:
Take a few minutes to sit down, get still, and give inner-peace a chance. Let me know what happens!