Wayne Dyer was talking about his friendship with Deepak Chopra in a talk he gave.
“Whenever I had a problem and would talk to Deepak about it, his answer was always the same — meditate…”
I’m paraphrasing but that’s very interesting I think. Whatever your problem, meditate.
If you’ve got a problem, really, the last thing you want to do is keep focusing on the problem. The solutions don’t come from focusing on the problem, they come from focusing on the solutions…
Anyway, this resonated with me because that’s similar to something I’ve been saying to myself for a long time — “the worse I feel, the more I meditate.” Whenever life starts to go bad… meditate MORE. If it’s GONE bad, do lots and lots of meditation.
This ties in with Einstein’s famous quote (I’m paraphrasing again)…
“You can’t solve a problem from the same level of consciousness that created it.”
Meditation makes you feel better and when you feel better, you see things differently. What’s the point in keep going over the problem in the same habitual way?
Meditation allows you to find your center. It’s a place where everything is always ok. It allows you to step out of habitual thought loops that keep you focused on the problem.
It’s a holiday from your problems.
If you get into a mediation habit instead of making your problems a habit, you’ll soon begin to feel sane again. Meditation will definitely be the sanest part of your day.
Habits allow you to make positive actions effortless. That is their power.
Whether the habit is a healthy breakfast, exercise or meditation, the positive habit will mean a massive difference to your health and happiness down the line.
Whatever it is you want to achieve, it just can’t happen without habit. I saw the Dalai Lama on TV the other day. Every day he wakes up, says his “life purpose” affirmation, showers and meditates. Every single day. Day-in, day-out. That’s a man who understands habit right there.
Habit is the one thing that’s even more important than meditation when it comes to solving your problems. Because your attention is power and when you regularly put your attention on the things you want to nurture, things happen.
Thirty minutes meditation will NOT change your life. But a thirty minute meditation habit will change your life in ways you can’t even imagine…
Habits are the way we work ANYWAY. It’s the way we’re wired. That will never change. So why not maximize your habit power?
Michael Kinnaird is the author of Happy Guide, the result of a 20 year exploration into what works for health and happiness.
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