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(DAY 147) Rediscovering Serenity - Back to Meditation

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Gaurav Parashar

Yesterday, I felt joy and a renewed sense of peace after doing morning meditation practice after a few weeks of inconsistency. Meditation had become a source of solace and tranquility in 2022 for me.

To know yourself is to be confident. To be confident is to fearlessly express your potential.

A couple of weeks ago, I realized I had slowly drifted away from my daily meditation sessions. It seemed like life's busyness had taken over, and I had lost the habit that brought so much balance and clarity to my mind. One of the significant factors contributing to this disruption was a slight shift in my morning routine. I changed the time of my maid's arrival, which, though seemingly minor, impacted my meditation schedule. Those precious moments of solitude that I once dedicated to meditation were interrupted by the daily household chores. Starting afresh, I decided to meditate for just 10 minutes each day, knowing that consistency would help me build the habit once again.

The initial sessions were admittedly challenging. My mind often wandered, grasping at various thoughts and worries. The outside distractions didn't make it any easier. But I reminded myself that meditation is a journey, and patience is the key to mastering the art of mindfulness.

We can't always change what's happening around us, but we can change what happens within us.

The 10-minute meditation sessions are moments of tranquility and inner focus. The simple act of breathing mindfully became an anchor for my scattered thoughts, and body scanning allowed me to reconnect with my physical sensations. One of the most significant realizations has been that meditation isn't about eradicating thoughts but embracing them with non-judgmental awareness.

Now, as I hope to meditate daily, I eagerly anticipate expanding my meditation sessions beyond the current 10 minutes. The thought of experiencing deeper mindfulness and introspection in longer sessions excites me. With consistent effort and a clear vision of my meditation goals, I am confident that I will embrace longer periods of meditation effortlessly.

Meditation has not only benefited my personal well-being but also positively influenced other aspects of my life. I find myself more patient, focused, and emotionally resilient throughout the day. Even amidst the hustle and bustle, I can tap into that inner stillness whenever I need it most. To those who have strayed from their meditation practice or are yet to embark on this journey, I encourage you to start with small steps. Just a few minutes of meditation each day can yield profound results over time. Remember, meditation is a gentle process of self-discovery and self-compassion.

Meditation is like a gym in which you develop the powerful mental muscles of calm and insight.