I just read a wonderful book and the first sentence stated, “Why meditate? Because you are human.”
I was vacationing and I found this great little book called,
Meditation in Plain English.
I decided to read the book during the week of my vacation. It was such a God Send. You see lately I keep wondering what is wrong with me because despite living an amazingly blessed life I find myself sometimes feeling unsatisfied and down for no particular reason. I judge myself for not feeling content at all times. There are times where I just feel BLAHHH. I truly believe if I were a more evolved being I would feel peaceful and happy at all times.
I will just be honest right now and tell you that there are times where despite my blessings I do not feel good inside. It feels anxious, uncomfortable, and unhappy at times. There is not a reason I can point to for these feelings. I feel frustrated and avoid all of this by pushing myself to do more and accomplish more in hopes of reaching a sustained peaceful happy state.
Well, the reason this book was an answer to prayer is because it addressed this dilemma of mine. In fact, it made the claim that some of these feelings I have are just human. The book stated, it is the human condition to feel unsatisfied no matter the condition. Well, Thank GOD! It’s not just me and these statements hooked me and I read the entire book thirsty for answers.
Well, the book was simply about mindfulness meditation. I meditate and have meditated for quite some time but this book inspired me to look at my meditation practice and to use it to spend some time observing myself during those times of feeling unhappy and unsatisfied.
It is so super exciting because I am finding that when I bring awareness to the feeling I have of unsatisfaction it is not that different than any other feeling I am having. The most interesting thing about my feelings is that they all feel grounded and peaceful. Through awareness, I am witnessing that while my foundational state is peaceful once my mind gets involved and starts attaching meaning to what I am feeling, and that is where it starts getting tumultuous.
I invite you to spend time daily just witnessing your mind. It is so insightful to watch how our mind reacts to your environment. It is my wish that through this awareness you may find the peace that exists when you bring your awareness inward.
FYI meditation has now been shown to boost immunity, reduce stress, and best of all helps to increase the quality of your life. An added bonus is you will inspire others to be more thoughtful and peaceful through your own example. Wishing you nothing but the best!!
JUST MEDITATE….. BECAUSE YOU ARE HUMAN!