You don’t need a special cushion, mantra, app, or beads.
Just sit down for 10 minutes and breathe.
You don’t need an altar with meaningful trinkets; everything you have is inside of you.
Breathe in and count, breathe out and count. Focus on something like a fan or a dripping faucet. Something steady and consistent.
Get in your car and pull into a parking lot or a side street. Someplace where you won’t be disturbed for awhile.
Say to your mind, “I know you have the ability to focus.” And when your mind wanders— and it will — bring it back to that thought. And bring it back again. And again. And again.
And before you know it, you will begin to feel a detachment from your physical environment. This detachment means you’re tuning into your inner world.
This is a place where there is no sight, sound, taste, or touch. Just the gentle yet powerful feeling of well-being. Just rest with that.
You’ll be tempted to focus on that well-being, especially because it feels so darn good. Pull yourself away from that thought.
Just sit in that sort of nothingness, in this clear state, to get back to the core of who you are, to the goodness of who you are, to the perfection of who you are, the simplicity of who you are. Start your building from that place.
That’s the place where inspiration comes from. That’s where the music comes from. That’s where lyrics come from. That’s where the passion comes from. That’s where the orgasm comes from.
Treat yourself to this connection to yourself for 10 or 15 minutes every morning to stabilize your soul first before you fly into your day. It will be your anchor when you’re dealing with a sick child, the rushed breakfast, the untouched laundry, unpaid bills, the demanding boss, and the eye rolls from coworkers who don’t understand that you must leave at five. You’ll hold it together and marvel at these moments that used to make you want to scream.
Instead, you will have a rock-solid core vibration to fall back on. You’ll have your act together. You’ll feel confident.
You got this. You’re in control. And when you feel that, you are unstoppable.
You are no longer reacting to life like a hamster on a treadmill.
You’re on fire with new ideas. Your confidence attracts new opportunities, relationships, and windfalls. Your clarity allows you to get more done in less time. Your self-worth trumps binge eating, body shaming, boozing, or toxic relationships.
You sleep amazingly well because you got this. You wake up fresh and eager because you got this.
And you keep on meditating because you want to keep this, grow this, and see what it turns into — a limit only set by you.