One of the most common things I hear often is people saying “Julia, I don’t know how to meditate! I just can’t!” I’m here to tell you that you absolutely can, and you already know how to do it.
I promise you, you do know how to meditate. If you can read a book, watch a movie, talk to someone you love and be engaged in the conversation – you can meditate.
Meditating does not have to look like it does on TV. There are different meditation schools-of-thought and different ways to meditate. But it may not always be sitting still, with a clear mind, perfect, or even pleasant. Believe me, you do know how to meditate. You just have to tap into it. To do this, there are some simple steps:
1) Start by putting aside just a little bit of time every day. Just 10 minutes will do. Ten minutes of not doing your regular chores or tasks, not serving anyone else, not working – just sit. If sitting is not your thing, for 10 minutes, listen to music, dance, sing, breathe, watch a candle, or enjoy some incense – just for 10 minutes. Get into the habit of putting aside this time for you. Every day for 2 weeks. The idea is to simply stop doing everything that is external and focus on doing something internal. Show yourself that you are worthy of taking this time for you.
2) Let go of the expectation of what you think meditation has to look like. Forget about Yoga magazine covers, movies, etc. Let all of that go. Just give yourself permission to be curious and let go. Allow yourself to explore. There is no right way or wrong way to meditate. It’s not supposed to look like anything.
3) Once you have established a routine, start doing some easy meditations, like dancing, breathing, connecting.
4) Start trusting yourself. Know that everything you need to know about meditation is already inside of you. Use the guidance that I provide for you, I will hold your hand through this process. But you get to create the experience that you want and allow your own desires to guide you. You get to create this for yourself every day and manifest the desires that you want through your meditation. You get to do this for you!
Meditation is about joy, connecting, being present, and it can be done through a variety of different things. Anything that you do mindfully is meditation – coloring, dancing, sex, masturbation, taking a long shower, hugging a tree, looking up at the sky – can all be forms of meditation.
So go ahead, do it! You already know how! Start this beautiful journey that will change your life. This journey will allow you to connect to your own rhythm, to your soul, to the authentic You, and this will transform you. I promise you! Through this journey, you can be free, be joyful, be happy, connected, intimate, and powerful – because that is who you already are.