Check out Easy Things to Make You Meditate
As I know many survivors have, I’ve considered my breast cancer as a type of wake up call. I see it as my body letting me know that there were some impurities in my life and things needed to be changed. I saw my diet as an obvious candidate for a makeover and went straight to work to overhaul my entire approach to what I eat and drink. I became obsessed with learning about what it meant to be healthy and happy and found myself going deep down the rabbit hole. Health and happiness seemed like a lot of work! Just cooking and juicing alone can take an entire day, but I needed time to go on a walk and do yoga, workout and write in my journal, and what about all the other things that are supposed to make me healthy and happy?
I am the person who wakes up, starts running and stops only when I crash back in bed. I don’t take naps or even catnaps. I always feel busy and do not like to waste time. I move swiftly through the grocery with a perfect plan thinking about the next task. Every minute is accounted for and my mind is always busy.
As I began searching for the meaning of life, I began to see that many inspiring people whom I admired shared a common denominator. They did something that seemed scary and difficult, they meditated. For a girl who can’t sit still, sitting still is a lot to ask.
It all began with yoga. To keep the lymphatic circulation moving after the lumpectomy, I started doing simple exercises. The fear of lymphedema played a role in my commitment to yoga and I was compelled to get on a mat as close to daily as I could. After some time time I was able to not rush through and began to enjoy it. This is about the time I started to think about what meditation would be like. Fast forward a few books, films, online lectures and youtube videos and I no longer fear meditation. Taking the time to sit still for a minute or thirty is something I look forward to. There are millions of resources out there to help you meditate. Here are a few with different flavors that I found essential for my transformation.