As one of my monthly goals is to meditate every day I have signed up for a free meditation challenge with Oprah and Deepak. This 21-day challenge focuses on manifestations of success. Feel free to follow along, try it yourself and/or comment below.
Taking Advantage of Unpredictability
Q1) Unpredictability is recognition of the limitations of our conscious awareness, and we make friends with it by relying on our unlimited, unbounded awareness. Write about an experience in which the relaxed and open awareness after meditation allowed you to be more comfortable with an unpredictable situation.
I would have to say that today is the first day where I have been more comfortable about an unpredictable situation after meditation ever. It is very freeing and is like a weight off my chest.
Q2) Many people fear what is unpredictable because it feels uncontrollable. Write about something unpredictable that is a source of fear for you. Now reframe that fear as merely an unknowable future and see it as an opportunity for a creative response.
My husband and my marriage. A lot of things are up in the air right now. Feeling fear is very normal and trying to control the situation is also very normal. I think I need to come to terms with people, as individuals, are always unpredictable and that is okay. Life is always changing and bad things, as well as good, happen. It isn’t about fearing them or trying to control them. It is my response to them that matters. I have choices in my response to things. I could choose to fear them and control them, or I can choose to embrace what is happening and see that there is a bigger picture of my life than just this unpredictable moment.
Q3) Now expand this vision by writing down how this fear serves your evolution as something that fits into and is an essential part of your larger life plan.
Q4) Use this space to reflect further on your experience today.
This meditation clicked with me right away today. I think that I have always seen my life as random acts or moments instead of seeing it as a whole picture. That there was nothing random about my life. That the things that have happened to me are leading me somewhere but I just don’t know yet. I have the power at any moment to change the direction of my life but life can just as quickly change my direction for me.