I'm not sure to whom to attribute the photo quote I chose for this blog, but I really love it. Intuition, spirit, guide... whatever we wish to label it, we all have it. That little voice of "reason", of goodness, of love. The trick is to quiet the mind, focus inward and tune out the noise of our outer world.
I've been studying different forms of meditation, though I feel I've only just scratched the surface of each. I have yet to fully delve into any one method, because I feel I'm most helped by dabbling in several methods and forms, thereby creating my own unique meditation style and practice, and learning how to listen to my own inner voice, rather than constantly relying on an outer source.
One meditation with which I have truly fallen in love is this: http://amzn.to/UnCyM5
I have tried a few other of Kelly Howell's guided meditations and really enjoy her style. No paid advertising here, no promotion other than my own personal experience with the product, by the way!
Back to that inner voice. You know the one. The one we often ignore when we allow our minds to convince us otherwise. When we choose what we want 'now' rather than what we want most. When we allow ourselves to react to a situation rather than taking a moment to breathe, to center and focus our attention, that is when that little voice can be very much overshadowed. This, I believe, is where a regular practice of meditation can come in very handy. Meditating, focusing inward for even just a few minutes a day, can give us the discipline to do so when faced with difficult circumstances in our lives.
There are many free guided meditations on YouTube for beginners. That's a great place to start!
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Keep on listening to that inner voice!!
Until next time,
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