Tak­ing time to med­i­tate

Things seem daunt­ing and near im­pos­si­ble think of the big pic­ture

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The task was to sim­ply sit and be, I found this idea com­pletely con­fronting.

Sure I have plenty of time with­out tech­nol­ogy or some­one to talk to but I would usu­ally be busy do­ing some­thing like clean­ing the house, mowing the lawn or rid­ing my horse.

As a so­ci­ety we have be­come com­pletely un­able to sim­ply sit and be quiet.

We are all guilty; wait­ing for a plane, a doc­tor ap­point­ment or even at the gro­cery check-out.

We will stand there with our phones and be en­ter­tained.

I could go on and on about the so­cial im­pli­ca­tions of be­ing so tech­nol­ogy driven, but to­day I want to think more about that idea of be­ing at peace with you.

Be­ing “okay” with who you are and where you’re at right now.

You know some­times when things seem daunt­ingly im­pos­si­ble or scary, try to think about the big­ger pic­ture. Al­ways re­mem­ber that chal­lenges are a part of mak­ing life beau­ti­ful and have the big­gest im­pact in mak­ing us stronger and teach­ing us to be bet­ter. Ev­ery ob­sta­cle is a chance to learn and grow and it never stops. The more con­nected you can be to your in­ner be­ing the bet­ter you can han­dle the out­ward strug­gle.

When your life seems to be filled with rain or storm clouds now and then, take a step back. (or jump up in this case!)

Try to think that above all this crazy weather there is the big bright sky and its re­ally not that big of a deal.

Next week I will touch on how med­i­ta­tion and mind­ful­ness can com­bat the big­gest rea­son be­hind not liv­ing your health­i­est.

Si­grid Peters.

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