Meditation is the key to excelling in life.
I heard about meditation a few times and I thought, “oh ok, that just like when people say to get a green juice and go to Soul Cycle, (Low key I really want to go to Soul Cycle, but the way my funds are currently.)”
I wasn’t convinced it worked. Fast forward to the year I finish Law school and I fail the bar exam. When I heard I was shaking!
I pass everything.
I thought I did everything I could have done to succeed. I did my bar prep, I did the practice tests, and I spent countless hours studying.
The work just doesn’t stop for me, but that’s just how I work. When I was in law school, I had a job, was involved with organizations, did internships, and volunteered. I was just really out there.
The problem was I was so used to just going from one thing to the next – next subject, next section, next place, my mind was never still. NEVER. Know that feeling? I was at my wit’s end when I came across meditation, though. I thought at that point, “alright why not.”
I have never looked back! I am now an advocate for green juice (and I told you how I feel about Soul Cycle, lowkey though.)
Practicing five, ten, or even 20 minutes to just sit and quiet your mind is an overlooked treasure. Your mind can always be racing. Always thinking, never completely present in the moment. That’s what makes us so multi-faceted, but it can also be overwhelming and detrimental.
Taking the time to just sit and focus while your mind wanders teaches you how to bring it back to focus. I am a perfect example: I sit and think about what I should’ve done yesterday, or why my back hurts, or how many cars my neighbor will have, and if it is a new record. Still, I always come back to the center.
Centering yourself is the beautiful thing about meditating.
You will train your mind to come back when something distracts you. You will come back when someone cuts you off in traffic, and not let it ruin your whole afternoon. You will come back when your boss forgets to give you work until it is due in three days! You won’t look like you want to cuss him out and storm around the whole office. You will come back when you get distracted by your phone or someone comes busting through with all the gossip. You will simply come back to focus.
Taking this small amount of time to just sit with your thoughts and be present will have such a drastic change in your thought process as well. When was the last time you thought about how to make your life better? When was the last time you thought of a way to solve a problem that didn’t need to handle right at the moment or took the time to write out your business plan? The ideas and thoughts you want, but don’t NEED will come so much easier with this practice. It’s not a magic wand, but it will unlock some clarity. If you really don’t have 10 mins to sit, are you truly utilizing your time efficiently?
Let me know what you think about meditation and where you are in your journey in the comments below!
Until I type again,
All love and badass success QK Community