Hi guys During February 2017 I was working at series of articles with a similar topic. I will call it February Challenge, so you can also easily find articles which I am talking about. Those articles are meant to be helpful while finding a courage to change what you do not like and so create a time for your dreams. I mentioned many times, that the best is to start with something small. I would like to give you an example and maybe even a direction.
What I mean to start from small..
Ook, so you are willing to try it, to do – since time to time – whatever is a quite voice inside of you asking for. But where to start? Probably on the beginning it may seems like a lot need to be changed. But do not you worry – the first step is already taken – you are willing to change something.
For many years I found a meditation very interesting. I did not read about its effects or a ways how to meditate. Just simply the idea of „a mind free from thoughts“ seemed to be attractive. I struggled to start for a long time, I guess, the reason was probably a fear that I will not do it right. That I will not get to a magical state which meditation is ‘promising’. Fear of a failure to fulfill expectations.
Lower your expectations
The true is that if you do not start you will never know if it works for you. When I started I had no expectations neither connection with any religion. I took it as a fun, as an additional 10 minutes in a morning for my brain to wake up. And I know that this was the core of my positive outcome.
This practice brought a balance to my mind, and a state of „silence“ showed me the direction where to continue next. Now I understand, why people do it. What you gain by sitting quietly with yourself and yes I am a bit sneaky and I want to push you to try it yourself. Thanks to meditation I started with exploring a new part of a life and it truly opened me on a spiritual level. You start to see more connection, you gain more balance and a practice is pushing you to solve your anger (and other) issues. The trick is that you want to be peaceful while meditating and so you have to solve yourself first. Well, but this is not the topic of the article.
Create a new ritual or habit
I created a small „ritual“ on the beginning, with 10 minutes of meditation every morning. And as I opened myself to this direction, more and more answers came. They came in various ways, to teach me more about what I was interested in. I found my „gurus“ along the way – in my friends, books, family or gifts which I got. A funny thing about the Universe – as you open yourself to something, than something will open itself to you.
As simple as it is, if you want a something to be a part of your life, you have to create a space for it. You have to start and the best way how to keep it in your life for as long as it is needed, is to do not expect that it will turn your life just by itself. Simple, if you expect too much you are putting yourself in very difficult position. You are expecting to see results straight away and if you do not see them you feel like you are doing something wrong. Well, you are doing something wrong – your expectations are bigger than your input. There is no balance in this one. And life is all about balance.
Maybe you want to start to run, read more books, learn new language, to be kind to people around you, visit your parents more often… You can start with something what you can change. And you can start with it now. There is no other way how to get it. You just simply have to to do, what you are wishing for.
What was your the most favorite game which you loved to play when you were a kid? As kids we felt free in our minds. Kids have to try things, they know that in order to gain an experience, they have to experience it. They have no expectation, they just simply do things. There is so much to learn from kids.
All people are born with basic needs, as breathing, eating, company and playing. Just modern adult world classified playing as a kid’s activity. Well then, I have never grown up. As kids we do not think about stuff which are in adult’s world. Just our is important and we are changing during games to chefs, doctors, mechanics and so on. It is just a game but it is whole world in that moment.
I decided that whole my life is a game. Because when you take money out, as the only ruler of your decision, you will discover that deciding based on your wants is not so difficult as it may seems on the beginning.
Do you want to move forward? Then, make a first step.
What I am trying to say here, is that the time when you should do what you always wanted to do, to be a person as you wished to be when you were a kid or the one you decided to be during time when you hated your parents as teenage (you know what I mean I love you mom, dad), is now.
Look, you do not have to change your life in a second and push yourself to position that now you change everything. Because it is impossible. Important is to start with small steps and trust in yourself. Just think for a while and consider what you always wanted to do, what you can change now.
Do you think that each person who achieved his/her dream had been sure about what he/she should do from his/her first beginning? Do you feel really unsecured about your life purpose as you do not dream about anything big? What it is actually this Dream? Does everyone have a Dream?
Let´s say, you have to answer this question. Each one has to for himself/herself. Because dream of each one person is completely different and special. On the beginning you have just a starting point with few showing marks, and it is just on you, if you have a courage to follow.
It is all about direction where you stare
The world is awakening. Perspective on people talking about inner peace, harmony, and infinite love is slowly changing from considering them as guru or some spiritual guides to understanding how basic human rights those are. On some levels a science is still considered as an opposite side of a religion or spirituality or call it whatever you want to. But we are all human beings and we are part of this planet. And so spirituality and science are also parts of one coin. Just by observing the environment, we can say that what you put into the ground, that will grow from it. So why do you consider that with your life and mind it works differently?
In a true, I know that this world is full of hate and violence. Full of anger and fights, judgment and cheating. We have been told, showed, we have experienced it by our-self, in own skins. But this world is also full of love, happiness, healthiness, spirituality, magic moments, luckiness, security. And when you decide for yourself, that this is what you are looking for, in your every moment, it will become more visible for you. Because the world is a mirror. Reflecting you. So be careful what you have on mind.
Maan, please, play with your life for a while and do not forget to shine.