'Meditation is not easy' is a quote I often hear.
Neither is a mindless life.
Bad habits are harder and Life is worth the better PRACTICE.
Invest in yourself.
Years ago I asked my children to remember to show up for themselves. That too is learned from the parent and guardian. We are the flesh and blood guides first.
Some thoughts on meditation
Meditation is an art form of quieting the mind, not the mind quieting down. Successful meditation can be achieved comfortably and easily with immediate benefit, in practical ways.
Creative meditation can be anything if done from stillness and learning breath work. Art, craft, body movement, dance, music, voice, writing, etc.
Engaging for two or more ‘Creative’ hours per week, no matter the skill level . . . can lead to relaxation and practiced trance. A transformational art. Focus and mental exercise becomes a 'discipline'. Meditation. Soul communication establishes everything in-between.
Engaging in tactile sensation with materials and pattern, movement and air, water, clay, natural materials open up transmitters that ‘neuro’ correct’ and stimulate the creator's brain.
Colour, pattern, texture, shape and line in creativity, stimulate happy brain activity, positively increasing the production of uplifting natural mood enhancers that improve the chances of healthier heart-mind body connections. Simple as it sounds, relaxation is a learned and practiced skill and extremely valuable healing, pleasurable art.
All the above combined with mindfulness, are integral aspects in the individual’s healing process. The heart of the MATTER is at the core of any embodied being.
Energetic influences kill or cure and knowledge of those are invaluable in its profound role as Healer. To do no harm and consciously explore the ‘Creator’ in the self, is the organic and physical pathway which provides the powerful tactile experience of how we become who we are. What we create is a relationship with Soul that has always been there but lies dormant and waiting. When we graciously ask for our true reclamation of Space, Love, peace and the Heartmind begins.
On an end note, in art, we speak of ‘happy accidents’. These refer to unplanned ‘blossoms’ and blooms that create texture and beauty in the finished product. However, that also depends on its continuing contribution to the result at the discretion of the artist.
In Life, we often look back in hindsight at something unwanted or painful being the best thing that could have happened to us at the time!
Letting go, letting be and allowing self in the craft and in practice are also skills in Life. Self-expectation and finished ‘perfect products’ demand standards that have no correlation or constructive flow in our interactions with life, self or . . . community.
Healing starts with intimacy and renewed contact with the elf in the Self' first.
If we want others to treat us right, we must kiss ourselves better first. These take reevaluating life skills and patterning. Life is pattern, you are the painter, and you make it SO.