to meditate? Think how different our world and home lives would be.
Since I began meditating many years ago, I noticed that I have become calmer. Things that use to upset me or stress me out no longer have that power…I have more love and compassion, for others and for life.
Now, if you had asked me during pre-meditating days I would have said that I did have love and compassion for others…but through meditating, it’s like I’ve gained a new level or deeper understanding on the depth of love. Gone are the negative thoughts, expectations and comments about life for me and it feels soooo good!
The more peace that I gain every day about my life, the better my life seems to be; good things come and happen to me every day. I get up every day with joy in my heart and an expectation of good things for my day.
So I can hear you now, what about those days when something not so good happens? Well, I handle it much better and I can usually find something good or positive in the situation. But the bottom line is, no matter what happens I’m at peace.
Did you ever notice that we, people have negative expectations about life? People say things such as;
The flu going around, I’ll probably get it again this year.
I never seem to get a raise. Someone else always gets the promotion instead of me.
I just cannot find a job in this town.
No matter what I do, I never lose weight, if I look at a piece of cake I gain 5 pounds.
I’m just so shy I could never meet anyone; I guess I’ll be alone forever.
We talk and think about negative things, almost all the time.
We think on all the bad and negative things that can happen in life, instead of believing that something good could happen to us. And really it takes the same amount of energy to think and expect positive as it does negative. We let our emotions dictate our actions…instead of choosing our actions.
I recently noticed that my two daughters responded to each other and events in their lives with this high level of emotion. They always seem to be angry or hurt and proclaiming this loudly so that everyone will know; Hey someone did me wrong! What are you going to do about it?!
And it dawned on me that we have become a world moved by emotion instead of fact, reason, love and compassion. We were given emotions to enjoy life, not let them dictate or life. We are always in react mode instead of choosing a response.
So I began to wonder…What if we taught our kids to meditate at an early age. Studies have shown that even as early as four year’s old, children can begin to learn to meditate. Maybe not Zen meditating, but rather play, or guided visual meditation can be taught at very early ages. There are many types of meditation. What a different world we would live in.
I’ve added a few links for children’s books and music on meditating. You can click below to see those.
Also a link to a MindBodyGreen o n Meditations for kids.
I will be writing more about this subject next week, and as always I enjoy hearing your views and opinions.