I have finally gotten past the tumultuous roadblock. I have been meditating almost daily, doing my best to be in a state of mindfulness. Thanks to some of the comments from my previous blog posts, I am getting helpful reminders and tips on how to improve my meditative life.
Lately, I have been trying to expand my meditative state of mind into my daily life.
After my meditation sessions, I feel very positive and optimistic; now, I am trying to prolong these positive feelings so that they bleed into my normal day’s routine—at work, running errands, while interacting with others, and in whatever else that I may be doing.
It is hard to remember to be mindful all the time, but I am working on it. I still haven’t done any serious research on other meditation techniques. I follow KISS- Keep it Simple Stupid. In the mornings before work, I am able to sit for about 15 minutes and focus on my breath. Compared to when I first started meditating, it is easier for me now to observe my thoughts just as they are, and not to make them anything more than that. If a thought evokes an emotion out of me, I observe that emotion and let it pass through me, and refocus back to my breath. Refocusing back to my breath is key for me.
Meditating in the morning, along with doing a simple stretching routine, has had a tremendous effect on my mental well the rest of the day.
Even when I get busy, I try to be mindful. Doing so helps me remember to not let things stress me out. However, there are times when I do forget; sometimes I let my emotions get the best of me. In particular, when I get angry, it is hard to observe that emotion and let it go right away.
I hope that in time, continuing to practice meditation can help me better manage those unwanted feelings and emotions.
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