Recall a Recent Time When it Would Have Been Beneficial to Meditate and Calm Yourself Before You Made an Important Decision

How could the outcome have been different if you had first calmed yourself?

 

If only I could re-do that moment!

The spiritual classic Be Here Now by Ram Dass, suggests that we “surf the waves of life” rather than fight them. Sometimes this works: life presents us with small to medium waves, with perfect breaks and curls, that we can adjust ourselves to, if not enjoy. Yet life can be hard. Stress happens. So how do most surfers handle monster waves without breaking their necks?

They don’t try to surf them. They dive into and underneath them.

In our quest for self-realization, we need to dive into the underbelly of our problems. We need to deal with our feelings and the reality of life’s waves by going underneath the superficial layer until we get to the root of the issue, where the spiritual and deeper truths lie.

Mediation and prayer imprint the very act of conscious attention we wish to bring to our everyday lives. 

Yet, all of us have reacted impulsively and regretted our actions.  In these times, meditation prior to action may have changed the course of events.  We’ve all erred – this is what makes us human.

Click here to listen to the related guided audio meditation. On the music player, click on “Calming Before Problem-Solving Meditation”.

 

Recall a Recent Time When it Would Have Been Beneficial to Meditate and Calm Yourself Before You Made an Important Decision

How could the outcome have been different if you had first calmed yourself?

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2 Responses to Recall a Recent Time When it Would Have Been Beneficial to Meditate and Calm Yourself Before You Made an Important Decision

  1. Anonymous says:

    Do I have to pick just one? LOL. Okay, just today I could have practiced meditation before action in parenting (a common trigger for me). How would it have been different if I had meditated more? My response to my son would have been more even, less emotional. Therefore, he would have been more likely able to hear my feedback rather than give me more sass back. I've been getting better at this throughout the years, but parenting is really where I become unconscious most, and it grieves me because my job of parenting my son is SO important, crucial really. By the way, I could really appreciate your parenting stories, Dan. It's good to know that you've been there.

  2. elderseeker says:

    How can we remember to meditate when life is fired at us point blank? When I have time to meditate it does make a difference. I wish I would have known this earlier in my life.

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