Do you meditate? I wouldn’t blame you if you don’t; it sure can seem mysterious, boring, or intimidating. What if it instead felt warm, nourishing, and powerful? Like you actually achieved something?
I’d like to introduce you to the idea of contemplative meditation — but don’t be alarmed, it’s not difficult or complicated. To contemplate in a meditative way is to tap into your mind and heart with particular thoughts, pictures, or moods. It’s not so much about achieving a mysterious mode of consciousness or de-cluttering your mind; it’s time spent with your inner self, peeling away layers and layers to get to know what’s otherwise dark or invisible to you.
And ultimately, it’s a powerful way toward self-knowledge.
I do it every day. I meditate until I find what I need: a dose of peace, or calm, or specific connection to a mood or idea. I can’t always get there directly (me: think peace, dammit!) but I always can via particular images, thoughts, guided steps — one leading to the next, which carries me into the zone, the mood, and the focus I need.
So it makes sense that when I created a process for myself to better understand what old habits were holding me back and to discover what would help me transform them, I used contemplative meditation as a step by step path toward defining and achieving my goals — because there is a right way and a wrong way. The wrong way is to think you can change your old, bad habits simply by deciding you want to. You are in for a world of disappointment there.
The right way is to be more systematic.
Over the years, I’ve learned a process that takes me from my thoughts into my feelings — or better said, my heart — and then into my will, my will power. And this is the secret to setting up goals that stick: we have to truly connect to our will, which is actually the hardest part of ourselves to access directly. To change our will, the set up is everything — and contemplative meditation is the perfect way to get there.
If you are intrigued by this not-so-obvious tool for personal and meaningful change, then I invite you to give my new meditation kit a try. It’s not expensive — just $30 — and it will not only teach you a new approach to meditation; it will also walk you through it, step by step.
I’m not interested in giving you only theory; I want you to have a real experience.
Love to you,
P.S. I’m a huge proponent of meditation; I know from personal experience it can get you through some really tough times. But it can be a struggle to find a method that you like. This kit can also be a bit of an introduction to meditation and what it can do for you.