In going through the last meditation challenge with Deepak and Oprah, I had a hard time getting through some of the practices, because some of them felt recycled, while others were nice reminders. Most really didn’t take me into my practice the way I had hoped.
Then, about halfway through it, they focused on a subject that will always be important: Taking back your power.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a male or a female, young or old, it applies to everyone.
When I speak of taking back power, I don’t mean developing a false ego to “lord” over others. I mean being able to make decisions for yourself that not only make you feel fulfilled, but also confident that you’re living your best life.
Think about a job you had or a relationship/friendship you were in, that perhaps, made you feel less than you actually were. You may have stayed at that job or with that person because you either believed it/they could change, or you accepted that you were less than you really were. Now, think about the day you liberated yourself from that burden. How did it feel? What did you do? Are you onto greener pastures now?
How to Meditate on It
Now, take that feeling of confidence – that feeling of freedom, close your eyes, hold onto that feeling, and breathe. Focus on that feeling for 5, 10, or 15 minutes. Visualize what it would be like to move on from any current situation that is wearing you down, and insert that feeling into the visualization. Repeat this daily, preferably in the morning, and try to live by that feeling during the day. THAT is meditating to not just take back your power in a current situation, but keep it.
I Need More Than Just Meditation For This!
mindbodygreen has a great article on “11 Ways to Take the Power Back in Your Life”. While written three years ago, I still find it to be a fantastic guide, especially if you feel you’re needing way more guidance than meditation. It’s a guide, that no matter your situation, will always apply.
I’m big on people sharing and learning from each other, so I’m interested in hearing stories about how you’ve taken back the power in your own situations! Feel free to leave them in the comments section of my blog. I promise I read them and respond!