Why would you want to spend precious time in your day with your eyes closed? What does it do for the real world?
Well... you know that person, that one inside you?
I do. I learnt to meditate because I wanted him to be around more.
You know... that guy or girl within you who is patient, open and friendly, happy, helpful, able to deal with life easily.
The one that doesn’t worry about their bills or get uptight about doing the things that they have to do.
The one who is able to stand up for themselves and be direct but who is able help everyone win. Who no matter what just lets it go, thinks of something funny to say and gets on.
That one that doesn't throw their dummy when everyone else around them is throwing theirs.
The one that doesn't take anything seriously, yet who is really clear and creative and gets stuff done with the minimum of fuss.
The one that really appreciates the people in their life and takes the time to let them know, who sees the beauty in their world, who is grateful for what they have.
The one that rests content at night in the knowledge that they have played a small part in making the world a better place.
You know that person, right? Inside you?
I know you live a busy life, but stop for a moment. Ask yourself, what is the purpose of your life? Not as in what do you want to do in your life, but how do you want to do it? Are the things in your life as important as the quality of it? What is it that is important to you?
I ask this because, in the pursuit of making the money to make life happen, that person inside all of us gets lost. We get tired, stressed, we make other priorities. We forget what is really important to us in the busy-ness of our day to day, we don't take time to get unstressed.
This is just one of the reasons why I continue to meditate. The more regularly I practice, the more that guy comes out – and the more I become him. I see this for everyone who practices regularly. It is just a matter of stopping and going within, and the knots of busy-ness are allowed to untie around that person inside you.
What would your life be like if he or she came out more regularly? What if you were her or him all the time? Isn't it worth finding out?
Life is so precious. You have no idea how much time you have. Please, whatever you do with your life, you don't want to waste it. Make the most of it, now.