Meditation can seem like a chore and frankly some people just aren’t cut out for it. If your day is packed from cereal bowl to cocktail straw, finding pockets in the day to sit quietly may feel like just another thing to tick off the list.
Meditation isn’t a chore, so I have a really quick way to get around it. What are we really wanting in meditation? Intuitive insights; we want the clarity and the answers that come with sitting and stilling the mind.
Here’s how to get intuitive info in three minutes:
A lot of people get their insights and answers in the shower, and here’s why: It’s something mundane and ordinary that’s so routine, it’s a no brainer. The mind can switch off. When the mind is switched off, it’s just like meditation. And that’s when the downloads come.
I’ve discovered a meditation hack, in the same amount of time it takes to shower and it works on the same principle.
I have an espresso machine at home, and every time I froth the milk, I also check my intuitive inbox for messages. Because it’s such a repetitive chore, my mind wanders off, and before I know it, I’m in this lovely meditative, dreamy, moodling state getting ideas and answers and ah ha moments in the time it takes to froth the milk.
We’re all busy; sometimes we need to multitask. Especially if it’s hard to sit still, a moving meditation may suit you better.
Imagine being able to do a meditation in the time it takes to froth milk, or have a shower, or fold the washing. Any repetitive task is going to do the same thing. Next time you say, “I don’t have time to sit on my cushion and I’m away,” think outside the cushion.
Find pockets in the day to slip away.
The insights will start. Now boring tasks like unpacking dishwashers or watering the garden become layered rich with personal check-in time.
There’s absolutely no excuse! What pockets of the day can you carve out to check your intuitive in box? Hit the comments below and let me know how you go.