#MeditationMonday The Importance of Daily Meditation
Happy #MeditationMonday, friends! I had a great conversation the other night with one of my best friends about the importance of consistency when building habits. It can be easy to try something out for a few days, then table it when we either fall out of habit or feel like it isn’t working for us. But if we only give something a shot for a short period of time, have we really maximized on all of its benefits?
I’m the first to admit that I’m guilty of going days without meditating, only to try to pick it up toward the end of the week and give up quickly because it feels difficult to do after days of not practicing. It can be easy to lose interest in something if we aren’t trying it out consistently. Because meditation is initially challenging, it feels easier to move on from it quickly without giving it a lengthier chance.
A daily commitment is critical in order to reap the benefits of meditation. Just like a sport or any skill, really, meditation must be exercised like a muscle in order to grow its abilities. One of the purposes of Heartfulness Meditation is to create internal peace through self-connection by meditating on the heart. Maintaining the strength of that connection, and working toward a permanent space of peace internally, can only happen by connecting with your heart daily. It’s recommended to try the Heartfulness practice out for at least seven months to truly understand the depth of its benefits.
If you’re struggling to commit to meditation, don’t give up! :) After all these years, there are still days (and weeks!) where I struggle to get in the chair and mediate. What motivates me is understanding the benefits, and recognizing how much better my life is when my mediation practice is on track. Meditation is definitely a challenging concept, but with willpower, self-interest, and commitment, it can become a daily part of your life in no time.
Got questions about meditation? I’d love to answer them, so comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope all of you are staying warm on this cold NYC day— happy Monday, friends!