Daily Motivation 324
This is the story of the last 20 years
I remember trying to meditate in the beginning; how hard it was to sit still, with excruciating pain in my back. I would fidget, complain and cheat just to get through the 10, 20 or 30 minute session. A lot of the time I simply wouldn’t turn up to class, as I just couldn’t face sitting there. The silent meditations at Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland are for ONE HOUR and it was too long for me, I couldn’t sit for 60 minutes without moving and just the thought of it brought on panic back then.
Obviously I persevered
There was something within me that KNEW
Knew that looking within was going to ‘solve’ all of my external problems
So I sat
Minute after minute
Day after day
Week after week
Month after month
Year after year
Decade after decade
AND MY LIFE TRANSFORMED
Right in front of me
And I played around with it
Upping the meditation time and watching as my uplevelled mind began to manifest miracles around me….
I started to teach yoga and meditation
Met the love of my life
Stopped smoking, drugging, drinking and binging on crap food
Learnt how to listen to my heart and live from it
Understood what my purpose was and everyday dedicating my life to it
Magic appeared all around me ✨
I went from pushing, almost forcing, myself to sit on my cushion
➡︎ To beginning to enjoy it
➡︎ To it being the priority of my day, and exciting!
In the beginning I remember touching in on peace / bliss / freedom for split seconds during the formal meditation practice, and I would definitely feel much better than I did before I ‘sat’. But then i’d quickly get sucked back into ‘life’ and it would be hours, sometimes until the next day when I sat on my cushion, until I remembered to connect again. This would frustrate me because it felt like I was two people; the Jo that meditated, did yoga and felt calm, and Jo who was a stressed out mess. So I needed to bring some techniques into my day to REMIND me to reconnect when I was doing everyday tasks like working, cooking, watching TV etc…
TOP TIP =
The QS programme is all about sharing what has worked for me and the following is just one of many tips that I have used over the years…
Have a look at the picture at the top of this email of me holding my hands in the ‘chin mudra’ position; this is a yoga hand position and how I have my hands during meditation. It has a positive connotation and I bring my index fingers and thumbs together throughout the day; when I am talking to people; when I am driving; when I am working etc…
Immediately it brings me back to the place of calm that I experienced in my meditation
Instantly I have reconnected with source
The Next Level =
So I’ve been doing this for years now
Changes have been happening
And I have been spending more and more time CONNECTED rather than separated from my true self
Seesawing from one to the other
Back and forth
Back and forth
But the gap closed more each time I upped my meditation practice; the fertile ground for freedom, and I knew early this year that the tipping point was about to be reached. So I upped my meditation practice again, and then it happened; the realisation that I am now living permanently in the connected place!
What this means is that life has become one long meditation
There is no end or beginning
I don’t really even need to sit on my cushion any longer as I remain merged in the connection continually; I don’t even need to think about it or TRY
My off the cushion ‘informal’ practice merged with the formal sitting
A frequency reached meaning there is literally no turning back now
Why would I turn my back on peace?
Union with God / essence / soul / higher self / consciousness
All fear disappeared
All need gone
Just pure coherence with the ‘creator’ remaining
I have put it into words as best I can!
But what I am talking about has no form
It is PURE bliss;
What I have been searching for in drugs and alcohol for what seems like a lifetime
Stress is a thing of the past
For there is no one to get stressed!
And this is not a brag
This is a permission slip
For if I can do it, then so can you
And just KNOWING that it’s possible, allows YOU to believe
Opens the door for you to go to the next level, and find the bliss that resides within your heart.
So get on your cushion!
It’s time to meditate!
Please do join me….
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