Most of us have a list of things we do because we have to: working, housekeeping, cooking, errands, etc. And to some degree, we do have to do these things. We need money to support the life we want, we have to eat, we have to provide a home for our family. But what would all of that look like if you were FULLY living your life?
I don’t believe in balance — it implies equality among all areas of our lives, and that’s just not possible. Sick kids prevent work, big work projects can give you less time with the kids, and both kids and work can bring your social life to a halt.
Harmony, on the other hand, is a real possibility. Harmony is when you’re able to shift between the areas of your life, focusing on what matters right now. Here's how to get some harmony in your life.
I often hear that meditation doesn’t work for someone. While I personally think that everyone could benefit from meditating, I also believe that if someone just isn’t into it, they won’t see the benefits and shouldn’t be forced.
However, when I ask these people what didn’t work for them, I often find that the reason it didn’t work is actually a pretty simple fix. So if you’re one of those people who thinks meditation doesn’t work for you, read on to see if any of these resonate with you.
In meditation, we often hear to let go. Let go of your thoughts. Don’t cling to anything. Everything changes. This is supposed to be reassuring — and if you’re going through a rough time, it often is. Who wouldn’t feel better when reminded that a breakup, a financial crisis, or a health issue won’t last forever?
But what about when things are good? How can impermanence make life better when things are good?
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