So at the beginning of the year I said I would start meditating for at least 10 minutes a day. I can’t say that I have actually done this everyday however I have been more mindful in more moments.
When I have negative feelings, I take note of them, I breathe and then I think of something I am grateful for. Sometimes I think of the music I am listening to and how much I love to dance to music. Sometimes I think about my best friends, the people who I know I can call anytime and they will love and care for me and how much I care for them. Sometimes I think about how healthy I am, that I am happy to have two legs on my body to walk to class.
When life these last two weeks has felt a little overwhelming, I stop, I breathe, and I think of how amazing it is that I am here right in this moment. How happy I am with the person I have become and how I would never change what has happened for anything, because I would not be here, in this moment, right now.
Just the idea of mediation, of being more mindful in the moment, has changed my life and my attitude drastically. I don’t want to complain, I want to be happy, and I want to make other people feel happy and loved.
I’ve reflected a lot on what I think I want to do with my career. I don’t know what my dream job is, honestly I could probably do most things and be happy, but I’ve learned the way I want to live my life. I want to live with love and to live for love. I want to care for the people around me first, I want to help them achieve their dreams, I want them to be happy.
These last two weeks has showed me the depth of empathy. There is so much happiness to be felt when the people around you are happy and there is so much love to be given when they aren’t.
I hope you take a second now to breathe deep and think about what really matters in your life. Is what you want in life really what is important and what you need? Are your relationships deep and strong or are they shallow and fleeting? Is what you’re doing with your life your passion, or are you purely living the life you were told to live?
I hope I was able to entertain you with this story and I hope you take it to heart and look deep within.