The one thing that I continue to do on any typical busy day, even when I don’t get any work done, is to continue with my meditation practice. Without fail.
I do this because I can see from my past experience that whenever I skip my meditation practice, for days together in a row, I start to get attracted towards the distractions around me, and I lose full control over myself and get carried away by the situations around me.
While on the other hand, when I continue to practice meditation every day, I can keep in touch with my inner self. Then, I have full control over myself and I can easily ward of any distractions that come around me.
Also, when I am regular in my meditation practice, I can easily gain back my self-control even when the situations around me turn demanding or seem out of control.
See, when you meditate every day, you never lose control over yourself and can master the situations around you rather than being mastered by them.
Besides that, there is one more reason why you should continue your practice every day: It’s only with consistent practice that you advance ahead in your meditation.
When you let go your meditation practice for a few days, it becomes hard to go back to the stage where you were when you left off. You have to put more effort to reach that earlier stage, and if you aren’t dedicated enough to your practice you may altogether abandon it, which could be the most harmful thing to do to your inner well-being.
Meditation, like any other skill, requires you to practice every day if you want to become a pro at it, i.e. if you want to make it happen effortlessly.
Similar to meditation, you should also try to live with full consciousness throughout your day and don’t let too much time pass when you aren’t aware of what’s happening inside and around you.
Try to be in sync with your inner consciousness all the time. Don’t let yourself get carried away by your desires or any actions that break your link with your consciousness and make you do things, and think thoughts, that you know aren’t right for you.
By practicing meditation regularly, and staying fully conscious of yourself, you can make rapid progress towards gaining a full understanding about yourself. That’s why, I try to stick to practicing them every day.
So, even when I don’t write anything on this blog for weeks or months, and even when I don’t finish any other important work, I never let go off my meditation practice, and I continue to read books and teachings, every single day, that take me closer to understanding my consciousness.
How else can I give you new tips on practicing meditation and living with consciousness unless I myself try to learn more and more about them each day?
That’s why, I have continued to practice meditation, even if it’s just once a day, even if it’s only for a few minutes a day.
Even on days when I was busy, or earlier when I was sick, I continued to bring my attention to my breath and kept focusing my awareness within me.
But, I must admit here that I did fail on few days to stay mindful or to practice my meditation, as I wrote in my last email to you, while on other days it was hard for me to do so.
But since then I have pretty much practiced my meditation and mindfulness as I always have, and that’s something that I am happy to write about.
Now, I’ve been practicing meditation and conscious living for more than nine years and I have been on and off with my practice several times. And that’s why I only have to look back at my life to see what a huge difference practicing meditation every day makes in my life.
What about you? Do you fail to practice meditation regularly? Or, is it something you don’t miss no matter what?
Do share your experience with me. I would love to hear it.