So, let me tell you how important meditation is. Yesterday I got up late and didn’t get a chance to meditate before everyone else started waking up. There are six of us here, so once everyone starts moving around, finding a place of peace is impossible. Anyway, I didn’t think to much of it. I went about my day figuring I would pick up tomorrow where I left off today, no problem. Everything was going along great. I was having a productive day, getting prepared for my week ahead, listening to music, cooking and dancing. Everything was moving along swimmingly until I finished and sat down. That was it, the steam had left my body and I wanted a treat. The treat lead to pasta and potato chips. Now, I don’t do this very often, so I don’t feel guilty or ashamed. I feel human. I have learned that guilt and shame will only magnify the problem, therefore, those are two emotions I steer clear of.
That being said by the time bed time rolled around I was feeling sick. My body is not used to that kind of food anymore. I started to do a run down of my day to see what happened. What happened was I didn’t meditate. This is important for my health and well-being. I need it. I know a lot of people who need it. People who are all twisted up on the inside because of the over working of their mind. It’s funny though, when I suggest meditation it is these same people who scoff at the idea. I tell people: “you can do it in private, no one will ever have to know. Just try it. For your own sake.” I am now more than ever going to push meditation. Like I have said before. I am a 45-year-old woman who has tried just about everything to lose weight. I have tried and failed more times than anyone could know. My motivation time was about three months at which time I would go right back to my old self. I am now close to six months living healthy. I understand more than ever that balance is about being my best every day, mentally, emotional, spiritually and physically. And there are going to be days that I don’t do so well and that’s ok. Tomorrow is a new day.