Look what happened now...
I must say that through meditation and ridding my life of "High Drama" & so called friends my life is pretty calm. :)
It’s taken a LOT to get here. I used to be shoulder deep in drama. Mostly mine, but my friends and families or even strangers, too. It didn't matter. I thought it was normal, I thought I was being a good friend and I was helping. :(
After my husbands sudden death my world flipped over on itself. I went through some really, really trying times. I had major support from a few good friends and some how made it through the worst of it. As I examined my world and what I thought I wanted in life I knew I had to make some changes. Scary changes. :0 Like facing my life...
Being honest with yourself is really difficult. We find ways to not spend time alone, not think or not care. We eat, drink, over spend, take drugs & have meaningless relationships just to not examine our lives. Why? What are we afraid of? I used to meditate, but gave it up as life got more and more demanding (which is the time you need to meditate the most, actually).
I tried to do what was expected of me and what I thought worked for other people. But in reality is any of that (over spending, partying too much, etc -see list above) really working for anyone? Is anyone you know really, I mean really happy? Be honest, are you?
(insert ad for cult here) No, just joking. I don't have any answers. The world is a fucked up place. But I can say that I cope better with meditation. I also know it helps my friends, co-workers and people I know/ hang out with. They still cuss, shop and work. But they are more "themselves" than robotic. (if that makes any sense.) And they are happier than before, because they understand that how you perceive the world creates it. (Like being pissed all the time, just makes you pissed off even more. Fun, huh?)
Meditation has a ton of benefits. (Google it if you don't believe me.~) but I do it for the way it makes me feel. Mind, body & soul. If you want to feel better and are ready to start working through your crap then start there. Just sit and be.
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
“The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh
Who doesn't want peace?
Take the time and make the changes your heart is telling you to make. Do it now. No more excuses.
Just a Woman in the World. Sometimes a lonely traveler, sometimes with the Krewe. Eating, shopping and meditating my way through life...
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