Yogi Bhajan always said, “Keep up and you will be kept up”. When you are not feeling like it, you don’t want to, you “can’t”, and on and on. Do it anyway and you will be supported. That is one reason I love a consistent morning practice, even if it is 1 minute, 3 minutes, or 15 minutes. It is the doing it every day despite how you “feel” that creates huge shifts in your life.
You are mastering your mind, your whims, your childlike stubbornness, your monkey mind that is creating false worries, doubts, and fears and you are proving to yourself that you are count-on-able, consistent, strong, reliable, ready, willing, and able.
When I started a morning practice, many moons ago, I couldn’t believe how different I was every morning when I woke up. I appeared to do the same things to prepare for bed and yet I was shockingly different every day. When you go out into this info-bombarding world without setting yourself, you are like a ping pong ball in the wind. Ughhhhhh and that is noooooo fun!!!
In fact, Tony Robbins always talks about real change happening when it is more painful to be doing the thing you have been doing than to do the new behavior. For instance, if smoking is now causing you serious health issues, quitting won’t be as painful as not being able to play with your kids, or dying. For me being a ping pong ball in the wind is way more painful than sitting and doing what I told myself I was going to do (you know, the meditation, breath, quick journal etc. It’s like when I do it consistently, “boom” I am a steady human ready for what is going to be meeting me out in the world.
Hope you are doing the September meditation. Keep me posted. Questions? Let me know!!!
Happy Tuesday. Keep up my friends you will be rewarded.
Courtney Gebhart, Life Coach, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and Human Being.