After going through this meditation, I was honestly a little taken aback by Deepak’s intro before he dove into the meditation. I realize that this meditation was created out of the need to help millions of people who felt complete despair after the election, but was hoping the political agenda behind it wouldn’t truly be revealed.
Then came the mention of “Why does one person appear to get all the power, while millions of others give it away?” This was followed by a message to stand tall, speak your truth, and take responsibility.
While this can be translated into everyday life, it was still too much, too soon and certainly not right, considering meditation teaches us to not judge.
As a human race, we have unfortunately become very fragile. Between most of our lives being spent/displayed on the Internet, reality shows being the normal thing to watch, and more kids growing up latch key; we’re in a society of weaker-minded, lost individuals that don’t know how to find their inner strength to actually DO things that will make a difference in this world. No, I’m not saying ALL humans are like this but certainly, there is a very large shift, particularly with this newest generation. And instead of doing something to curtail it, people find it easier to shut it off by taking on the burden for the other, in order to move forward. It is this horribly repeated cycle that is causing a generation of lost souls.
Yesterday, I wrote of the need to find yourself first before bringing someone else into your life. Today, I’m asking for you to reach deep down inside yourself and pull out your greatest strengths, examine them, nurture them, and then USE them. Each one of us has amazing gifts to share with the world, and there should be no shame or fear in pursuing them – even if it’s a side hobby. Are you someone that by day wears a suit, really wishing you were at Burning Man, artistically expressing yourself through costume? DO IT! Share your artistic brilliance with the world! Are you someone that really wants to spend more time helping those less fortunate (or even just the general population), and know you can make a difference? What’s stopping you? Or, do you feel like you’ve been treated unfairly and know you are better than that? Step up and be “better than that”. These are just a few examples but the point is, there is no need to live your life in fear.
So what happens when you come out from the shadows:
- You are at peace
- You are strong
- You no longer feel anxious
- You feel the world is full of endless possibilities – and you take advantage of it
- You are able to take on any challenge life throws at you, and you welcome it
I know it’s so much easier said than done, so start small. Take a class in something that interests you – even only if it’s one time. Or, if you feel bogged down emotionally, there’s no harm in seeing a therapist – no one has to know but you. If you can go totally out of your comfort zone and you need a true break, take a drive somewhere, stay the night in a hotel, and just relax – pamper yourself! Start getting to know who you are and learning that you’re your own BFF. Treat yourself with the same care you would treat others. Before you know it, you’ll be that kitten in the mirror, staring at a lion 😉