In those moments when things aren't so shiny or we're hurting or frustrated, how do we cope or simply deal with what's put in front of us? What can we do to feel better so that we don't lose days or weeks or months? What would it take to change and strengthen our systems so that when whatever the thing is comes up, instead of going down an old usual path of resistance, or self-destructive habits or thought forms, we do something better?
Sometimes things don't work out the way we thought they would or wanted them to, and we all make mistakes. It's important to remember, there's nothing wrong with YOU, but of course, there are always ways to improve and be better, handle things differently, evolve, learn, see things from a new or wider perspective, and to utilize the setbacks as ways to grow as best as we can.
When we widen our perspectives and have the capacity to find some kind of enjoyment, hilarity, and amusement in everyday life (and in ourselves) we'll feel better, do better, and have a better experience as a whole.
There's a lot going on in the world right now, not to mention in our own lives that’s requiring us to step into our individual strength and power, which is nearly impossible to do effectively if we're not taking care of ourselves or we're allowing all our energy to be drained by our own neurosis. This meditation is easy and will change you when you make it part of your practice.
Managing our lives, taking care of ourselves and the people around us, eating well, creating, focusing, executing, running a business, doing our work, making good decisions, etc. all become more difficult to manage when we're feeling mentally and physically tired.
It doesn't matter if you meditate for 1 minute a day or 60 minutes, when you sit down for your daily practice, you have to go in with the intention that right now, with this breath, with this mantra, with this meditation, "I'm going to change now, I'm going to let this go, I'm going to heal this, I'm going to see this differently."
Life is tricky. We will never stop facing challenges in our lives, relationships, businesses, health, etc. Having a daily practice of some sort in order to build inner strength and trust is the only way we can successfully move through the tough times.