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We will resist our own healing

It is scary for most people to change, even if the change is for the better. This is because we perceive anything new as scary and we would rather stay in our comfort zone than venture out, even if the comfort zone is painful or obviously wrong for us. Familiar equals safe, new and unfamiliar equals scary. But this is not true. It's just a trick that our mind plays on us. We have to keep training ourselves to step out of our comfort zones if we want to grow and expand. Otherwise we grow complacent and self-destructive. But a lot of people will choose this option, until it becomes too painful to stay the same. At that time, when the pain of staying the same becomes bigger than the fear of the unknown, we either choose growth or we get sick and we die. And although we resist our healing until the very last moment, this journey is singlehandedly the best thing that we can do for ourselves. It opens us up to a new trajectory and our life purpose. Socrates said: "The unexamined life is not worth living". I wouldn't go as far as to say that, but I do think that we can live fuller lives and be of more service if we do examine ourselves and learn about how to heal ourselves. Meditation is the best tool to start building self-awareness, which is the best first step to change. If you want to start your own meditation practice, here are a few practical tips:

How to create a meditation practice for yourself?

  • Start small (5-10 min/day) and go one day at the time,

  • Practice relaxation. Don't even worry about meditation. Just relax. This allows you to easily slip into the state of meditation. Practice a few minutes of relaxation each day before you begin your day or before you fall asleep.

  • Be consistent. 5 minutes every day or 3x/week is better than 1hr once. You can then increase gradually over time.

  • Create a ritual around it - an altar maybe, candle, dear objects - create a habit that this is your sacred space and time. It will help with holding you accountable to yourself as you're building the habit.

  • Use an app. I personally love the Insight Timer, but there are many others available online..

The easier and more fun you make this for yourself, the more likely you are to stick to it.

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