You have the tools within yourself to design the life and career you desire. I want to help you because I’ve struggled — like I’m sure you have — in this journey called life.
There are times where I get lost for words and it is difficult for me to express myself. I find that society’s expectations of me and my past failures handicap me in some instances. Since starting my meditative practice, I’ve been able to block out the noise of those crippling experiences and stay in
the present moment. Being in the present is the catalyst for us to dwell in our highest potential. It was a lesson that took a while to learn, but through continued practice I’ve learned the following:
· The present is the catalyst for us serving in our highest potential
· Stillness gives you the space necessary to make difficult decisions
· It allows you to bring a sense of calmness to any situation
I will never forget the day I accepted an offer to be a keynote speaker for a national conference in Australia. It was an honor but preparing for this experience brought up insecurities and unwanted feelings toward speaking in front of others. I questioned my ability to provide an experience that
others would think was insightful and inspiring. I toyed with the idea of reneging on my agreement, but then I decided to practice what I’ve preached about meditation. Before each time I practiced my
keynote, I would meditate to bring stillness to my body and presence to the stage. This eventually paid off because through my practice, I was able to be fully present and deliver an experience in which others found thought provoking, and I believe they left inspired.
Difficult decisions were hard for me to make when there were many emotions involved and I had an attachment to a certain outcome. I needed a place of stillness and calm to sift and sort through emotions so I could have the space I needed to decide. Again, I started to use my meditative practice prior to making difficult decisions. Now when something happens in life, I pause, meditate, and get to reflect on my core values, and then decide. Since being able to bring stillness to a situation, I’ve had the space needed to make difficult decisions.
Although it may sound cliché’, I have found it to be true that a meditative practice gives you the will power to keep calm waters during chaos. Whether I am at home with my children, working, or meeting with clients, I know that meditation is only a pause away. And can happen between an event and keep me from losing my cool. The benefits of meditation are not limited to this list, I’ve only included a few that I’ve found most beneficial on this journey called life!