During our family gatherings I’ve heard an interesting statement that meditation isn’t for everyone. Really?! Let's pause here for a minute and google the definition of Meditation (the most complete one I've got from Wikipedia):
"Meditation is a practice in which an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focuses the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state." (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meditation)
The conversation is going on: “Oh, you mean the meditation when you sit quietly in the most uncomfortable position with closed eyes and are not allowed to move?! And what about active meditations or dancing, painting, knitting, drawing, singing, walking in nature, fishing, swimming, yoga, qigong, taking a relaxing bath, even sitting outside and quietly watching the world go by (watching Netflix is actually not counting, otherwise we’re all enlightened by now 😉)?!" I guess we all have our own perfect idea how and when meditation should be done, and probably more ideas how it shouldn’t be done. Guess what, throw these ideas away from your head, and start enjoying your personal meditation here and now! (For my hubby the meditation is hand washing dishes! Lucky me, no more dirty dishes at home 😆).
After quite a time of sharing our experiences about this topic, we've come to the conclusion. We're all unique and each of us need our own way of technique/practice to reach an emotionally calm and stable state, even for a few seconds/minutes per day. And probably the most important it’s how present you're while doing any of the activities you love or feel good about.
Share with us in the comments below, what brings you to a meditative state of being in your daily life.
With love and respect,
Shakti (Katia) ❤️