Recently I fell off the meditation wagon. When this happens I start drifting away from myself. It happens so slowly that I barely notice until I recognize the symptoms creeping up, like negativity, fear & reactivity. Once this happens I’ll realize what’s happening and make plugging in a priority again. I call it ‘plugging in’ because that’s what it feels like when I slow down, get quiet, and give myself the space to go within.
Meditation doesn’t always look like crossed legs and eyes closed. I think the most important part of meditation is the quiet time spent with self. Time spent realigning in whatever way feels good for you. Is this true meditation? Who cares! It’s valuable time spent reconnecting with breath. With life. With purpose. Recalibrating. Remembering. And TBH, I don’t think anyone can tell you what that looks like for you.
My goal as a meditation teacher is simply to create the space for others to do just this. I find that guided meditation is super helpful for easing the mind into peace. If you’re like me you may find resistance to the quiet. You may be afraid of what you’ll find in those moments of stillness. I love guiding meditation because I have felt those same things. The truth is, I still come up against resistance. And that’s okay. Because at the end of the day we’re all just doing our best.
What I know from this little pause in my practice is that nothing is more important than reconnecting in this way. That everything I desire begins within. Joy, Freedom, Love—all of it. And, I am humbly reminded once again, that meditating is my most important to-do. And I put it back on the list. IN BOLD!
Is there anything more important than maintaining alignment with the truth of who you are? The ego would have us believe that the answer is no. The heart knows better. It just needs to be reminded here and there. Guided meditation is a component of our Online Joy Sessions Program. If you’re interested in learning more, click here.
Hi! I’m Jillian
I would love to support you in reclaiming Joy in your work, life and play so you can wake up to a life you freaking love!