Coloring on the Wall
I have found that meditation is as important to my happiness (flourishing) as gratitude! Science even backs me up on this one! As I started by journey to experience more … of everything … I was skeptical of what research reported meditation would do. But I was willing to try. In my journey I have learned that meditation is not at all what I thought it was. I don’t sit crossed leg on the floor burning incense! I sit anywhere and anyhow I want. I breathe and focus, and it works!
Because the most important part of meditation is learning compassion towards ourselves. My mind is going to wander – that is a given. To be critical of myself for my mind losing focus would be like yelling at a toddler for coloring on the wall. They are crayons … they are meant to be used to add color.
When a child colors on the wall, we re-direct them to color in the coloring book. It’s the same with meditation. We redirect our minds back to breathing. We don’t judge ourselves; we show compassion and understanding!
Seems like gratitude and meditation have a lot in common … both ensure we will build compassion and understanding in our lives.
Have a peaceful day!