Unless you’re the Dalai Lama, chances are you have trouble consistently taking time out of your day to center yourself.
Yet if you’re on this website, you probablyknow
that meditation is the #1 thing you can do to be more present, focused, stress-free, loving and creative.
I came across a brilliant mental gymnastic while perusing the /r/meditation the other day that will make this daily hurdle a thing of the past.
The trick is to systematically reduce the time you commit to mediating until it’s at a level to which you have zero resistance. For example…
“Can I meditate for 20 minutes? No, that sounds way too long.”
“Can I meditate for 10 minutes? Nope, I still have some resistance to that.”
“Can I meditate for 2 minutes? Yes, I can definitely do that!”
There are three major perks to this exercise:
- You may meditate for longer than you originally intended. I often think “I can go for another 5 minutes!” and end up doing several intervals of 5 minutes.
- You will form a strong habit of doing SOME kind of meditation each day.
- As you continue to build this habit, your average zero-resistance time will increase as meditation becomes easier.
I hope this helps you form a solid daily ritual that leaves you centered in a powerful way.
What is your zero-resistance time right now?