Lately I’ve been in this place where I have been meditating regularly. I go through stages where I do this often and stick to it for a good period of time. Then somehow I fall off the wagon. So for now, I’m sticking to my guns. The goal is to go at least 40 days consecutively meditating. Why? Well I’ve been meditating since forever it seems. Since before it was okay to say it anyhow. When it was first brought to me as a practice instead of just this natural thing I would do, I had a disk that stated to do it for 40 days. Why 40 days you ask? Well it is the idea of breaking a habit in a world where we can get caught up and fall back into bad habits (hello Netflix!).
I will say this, after 40 days magic always happens. Overtime, things clear up and everything seems more clear. It’s amazing and beautiful. Every time I stop and start up again, I always ask myself why did I stop in the first place? What had me fall off? Many reasons of course, but another point I forgot to add is that you can’t miss a day. You have to start from the beginning if you miss a day, hence it being a practice that breaks a habit. For those interested, you can check out some really good mediations here at Sounds True.
I would just like to end my meditation PSA with this, it will be worth it. You will feel much better. Look much better. Live much better. Be better. All from taking 40 days out of your life to try something new or restart down a path you fell off of. Meditation has so many benefits, so why not give it a shot. The only thing you have to lose is a little bit of time. But in the end, I think you’ll find out there really was no time lost at all. Namaste.