Meditation is selfish? Really?
oh well, you are doing it for yourself, not for them. Don’t care what anyone says, unless it’s your partner, then you might want to take some time to explain. And make up by doing extra to help…
The thing is as soon as they see how better you are as a person, they will be shoo-ing you to your meditation chair.
And if they’re not - well, that’s a little different.
You’re probably aware of resistance within yourself. Funny thing, it happens all the time when you break out a new idea or a plan to better yourself.
There’s internal resistance - you know! The voice in your head, the doubt or uncertainty that all of sudden appears; and then there’s external resistance.
External? From your loved ones. They can feel threatened (even if they don’t consciously know it) because you’re pulling off the handbrake and not compromising in some way.
Because you’re not compromising any more, it means they feel they’ll have to start doing the things they know they “should” do. Should in a good way, btw.
Sometimes some people are happier when you don’t do anything great.
Because then they have an excuse “well he’s not, so I don’t have to either”. That excuse gets blown out of the water when you actually do.
As always, expect the resistance and do it anyway. Don’t care about anyone else, and support your loved ones as best you can. But still do it.
The only approval you need is your own, because your goals are your own; because you are the one that has to live with your own head.
You are the one that has to live with their own awesomeness - or not.