Just imagine your life is a play, well Shakespeare said ‘All the World’s a Stage and all the Men and Women Merely Players’, and that is a fact.
We are all programmed by our childhood, or a chain of events that have shaped our behaviour or thinking. Our expectations are based upon our own self-image, and these can be reflected in every aspect of our lives, from our relationships to our career choices.
Sometimes patterns of behaviour can be repeated, like constantly making the same misjudgements in the choice of a partner, or putting your trust in the wrong people. You can then become a victim, and start to feel sorry for yourself, which becomes a downward spiral to depression.
Any of this familiar? Well, it is not too late to change, and if you seriously want to rewrite your own life script, I assure you it is possible.
Without going into the details of my own life, I hit a stage where nothing seemed to work, whether it be my career, relationships or where I was living. So after a few months of therapy with an amazing psycho-analyst called Andy White, with his help I did rewrite the script and am continuing to do so every day.
You may not have to take such drastic measures, but you can challenge just one area of your life and start with Mindfulness. In simple terms, this means to meditate and be aware of your thought patterns and as soon as you are, and on a deeper level, things will start to change and miracles will begin to happen.
It may seem absurd, but it really is as easy as that. As soon as you challenge repeated patterns or question your lack of self-belief, the power will be taken out of the demons that have ruled your life. I am not saying they will vanish for ever, but they will certainly be put in their place and you will have the upper hand.
It is a lot to take in but I assure you it works, and I am going to give you a few easy exercises to get you started on the path to challenging your life patterns, and ultimately changing your life.
Are you ready?
Sit in an upright position and breathe deeply. If you are distracted by the sounds around you simply come back again to the next breath. It takes time so take it slowly and stage by stage, and don’t worry if your mind wanders at first.
- Sit comfortably. Find a spot that gives you a stable, solid, comfortable seat.
- Notice what your legs are doing. If on a cushion, cross your legs comfortably in front of you. If on a chair, rest the bottoms of your feet on the floor.
- Make sure your back is as straight as possible – if you have back problems lean against a chair.
- Let your arms rest. Put the palms of your hands on your legs wherever it feels most natural.
- Close or rest your eyes. It’s not necessary to close your eyes completely, but better for concentration.
- Feel your breath. Bring your attention to the physical sensation of breathing: the air moving through your nose or mouth, the rising and falling of your chest.
- Keep returning to your breath. Your attention will leave the breath at first and wander to other places. There’s no need to block or eliminate thinking. When you notice your mind wandering gently return your attention to the breath.
- When you’re ready, slowly open your eyes or come back to full gaze. Listen and be aware of any sounds in the environment. Notice how your body feels right now, and feel your thoughts and emotions.
If you would like to learn more about meditation and mindfulness please contact us at Glotime.tv and we will send you helpful links and information.
Here are some books you may want to acquire to help get you started. I am excited for you, sending you love and light and looking forward to hearing about your new transformation.
Jason Chan – Radiant Warrior
Henepola Gunaratana – Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness