Too often we think, myself included, ‘I don’t have time for this’, surrounding anything that is nourishing, rewarding, spiritual and allows us to be our higher grade selves. If you have had a deeply personal morning ritual, meditation practice, or anything that allows you to experience the day orientated from your soul, you will know the impact this has on you and everyone around you for the better. The irony of taking time for oneself is the outcome is heightened productivity, focus and joy. Simply from taking time to just be instead of always, relentlessly doing.
So why don’t we keep it up? Why don’t we continue to do the things that make us feel amazing, or even start them in the first place? I think it’s a combination of things, but the thing underlying underneath it all is our ego. Our ego doesn’t want us evolving and orienting towards the world from our soul, it wants us frantic, pushed, harried and worried. Additionally, the ego reinforces that we are really important people, very needed, very required, and that to sit for 20 minutes eyes closed to meditate or undertake a ritual or any kind of spiritual practice is ‘selfish’.
The ego is insanely powerful and usually gets its own way. And it takes some discipline to pat it on the head and let it continue throwing a fit and do your practices anyway. If we don’t the ego gets to hardwire in, ‘everybody needs me/the world will stop rotating if I do X etc’ and that is something we definitely don’t want.
Take the time to sit twice a day to meditate, and see how much more time you end up having, and how much less dramatic the ego gets with its volume turned down.
Sent with love,