Ever notice that virtually
all "How to..." articles
about goal achievement tell
us to stop doing what we
are doing in the first place
that keeps us from achieving
a particular goal or goals?
If you're overweight and
want to lose weight you might
be drawn to an article entitled
something like, "5 Sure Ways
to Be Bikini Trim by Summer."
The article goes on to tell
us (well, you...I have no
intention of wearing a bikini)
to cut back on calories, eat
healthier food, exercise, get
7-8 hours of sleep, and....
only eat at the table - not
in front of the TV watching
Biggest Loser while wolfing
down a Pepsi and a bag of
oreos (Apologize here if I
made you crave these forbidden
Well, we know THAT! If we
have a problem with our weight
it's most probably because we
don't do them, even though we
know we 'should'. So what do
we do? Einstein,who was considered
a pretty smart guy, said something
like...we can't use the same
mind that created the problem
to solve the problem.
Aha! We need to 'change' our mind.
Meditation can do that. By quieting
our internal chatter, there is a
layer of...let's call it confusion
or lack of clarity...that peels
away apathy, gives us new energy,
lifts the mental fog and let's
us see the problem in a new light.
Now, the issues before us are
dealt with from a new perspective.
It's as if there true meaning
hits us for the first time.
I REALLY do need to...exercise,
for instance, comes in like a
Meditation enhances our ability
to stop trying to figure everything
out in the mind, and allows us
to tap into out intuitive powers
and live spontaneously...and with
more clarity about what we REALLY
want in life.
So, the critical first step that
is so often ignored or not considered
is to quiet the mind in order to
see the issue or goal in a whole
Meditation can bring us to a
startling and sudden new perspective
that sees our entire life (and
life in general) in a whole new light.
Om, Peace and Love,