For each of the positive things on your list, write more about how you will feel when this happens and how it will impact your life in a positive way. What would it be like to be able to feel peaceful at your core no matter what circumstances you faced in your outer life? Write that down. How would being able to concentrate better improve your life? How would it affect your ability to learn? To perform at work? Continue with each positive you wrote down until you have a good picture of the benefits to making the commitment to meditate daily. Do the same thing with the reasons you don't want to meditate every day. Really investigate if what you wrote down is true. Will meditating every day really take away from your time? Or will being able to concentrate better give you more time during the day? Question the validity of the reasons you wrote down. If they aren't valid, cross them off your list. If they are valid, think about how you can lessen the impact of them. The idea of this exercise is to give your gremlin a chance to make herself known before you start on your project. Then you won't be surprised when she shows up. You will have an answer for her because you have already worked it out ahead of time. When you do this exercise, you might discover you really don't want to commit to the project. That's fine. Now you know that and can delay the project until such time as you are ready. More than likely, though, you will discover you really do want to proceed and you will have discovered and dealt with the gremlin's objections in advance, clearing the way for your success. Many people are commitment-phobic. They fear making a commitment because they want to keep their options open. "What if I start down this road and change my mind?" By spending time on an exercise like this one before making the commitment you can be sure it is what you really want, make the commitment and come closer to living the life you want to live. We live in exceptional times where the opportunities to better ourselves are almost constant. It is one of the reasons we're here. Wouldn't it be nice to decide on a course of action for ourselves and follow-through with greater grace and ease? Spend some time allowing your inner gremlin to show her hand before you begin your next project and see what happens.
by: Krysta Gibson
New Spirit Journal
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