Embracing the Stillness
Posted on September 14th, 2016
It’s very easy to set goals but it isn’t always as easy to keep them. So many of us make them at New Year’s, only to get distracted by our busy work schedules and personal lives that eventually they just dissipate into the ether. The stillness of recovery is the perfect time to bring to the surface any goals and changes that would bring more happiness to your life, and then set into the motion the correct internal mental dialogue that will make those changes a reality.
For some it might be overcoming repetitive negative thought processes; to learn that just because you think a thought more often doesn’t make the thought any more valid. For others it could be letting go more, a better diet or more gratitude. Whatever it may be, embrace the stillness. Be real with yourself. It can be overwhelming, especially if the goal is to change repetitive negative mental conditioning. We give our thoughts so much power that it makes it hard to let go. Meditation is the tool to create space from the thought to identify that it is not part of you. It’s not going to be fixed from one meditating session, but over time, if you have the drive and desire to free yourself from suffering, it will become easier and easier to let go of what does not serve you.