Today is the first anniversary of my daily meditation practice. I’ve been meditating for more than 3 years now, but not every day.
1 year ago I stepped out of a toxic relationship that left me drained out emotionnaly, because I’ve invested so much in it when the other person was just selfishly waiting for me to make all the efforts. I’ve decided that meditation will help me heal. And it did.
I’ve learned so many things!
First, I’ve learned that i will not stop the flow of all my thoughts, no.. but I will learn to observe them in peace.
I’ve learned that we are NOT our emotions, and I manage now to sit and observe those emotions without being carried away by them (ok not all the time yet, but quiet often)
I’ve strangely developped some weird skills like feeling the energy around me, or having this weird feeling of energy in my hands (I still need to figure this out).
I’ve learned patience, and that was a first. I also learned acceptance and forgiveness with some amazing guided meditations on the app “insight timer” I’ve understood that when people hurt you it’s sad about them because they can’t do better than hurting you, you are not the problem, it’s them.
Of course I didn’t become perfect or THAT wise lol. But I have improved! For the best. Strangely enough I’ve also learned to say no, quietly (I used to wait to say no until I was so angry I was about to explode lol), or to put on hold some relationships where I didn’t feel respected (that is also probably a consequence and a lesson learned from the toxic relationship).
I meditate to the sound of relaxing music, gongs, crystal bowls, in silent, or most of the time I use the guided meditations on Insight timer (wich I recommand warmly and I promise I have no interest doing so), the app also helps me keeping tracks of my meditations! (The stats option is super cool, since for example I know that since I’m using that app I’ve meditated 103 hours and 30 minutes lol).
My favorite place to meditate is half seated in my bed or when I travel, in a plane.
I’m so looking forwart to this second year of magical power!
You should give it a try!