by Connie Hertz
I looked up the word “obstacle” and here’s what I found:
I have found that when I start anything new, my subconscious mind sets up obstacles, hurdles or blocks, that keep me from moving forward on this new path, whatever this “new thing” is. As I’m learning, our subconscious minds really want to keep us where we are, in that familiar place.
It’s up to us to consciously to be aware when this happens and move beyond the blocks or obstacles. As the definition above says about an obstacle, they prevent or hinder our progress.
This is the same when you are learning how to meditate.
As you’ve read in all of the posts so far in April, meditation is a wonderful, beneficial personal practice for each of us to do daily. And if you haven’t ever done it, our subconscious mind will treat it like anything else new we begin doing. There will be obstacles it sets up to keep us from taking the time each day to meditate.
Consistency is the key to put our subconscious mind in it’s place! The more we are following through with our daily deep breathing, calming ourselves down for that 5 minutes, 10 minutes or more, it will become a habit, and our subconscious mind will not put up the roadblocks or obstacles anymore.
They say it takes just 21 days of doing something consistently, to create a new habit. Knowing this ahead of time and creating our time to do our meditations each day, will be helpful in overcoming the obstacles that come up.
Gently remind yourself when the obstacle comes up, that would prevent us from doing our daily meditation, that it’s only our subconscious mind keeping us where we are at, and not wanting us to create this new habit, this new experience.
I am not someone that has done well with change. I know this. How about you? Are you good with change?
My friend Rebecca, embraces change and loves it! Not me!
I am aware that doing new things will help me grow and help me to become more of who I am meant to be, and yet, I still like to be comfortable with familiar things.
I am learning I need to challenge myself more and more by doing new things that maybe aren’t familiar to me, to continue growing and learning. I’m also finding that reminding myself that I don’t want my progress on my journey of becoming who I was meant to be, to be hindered or stopped, is helping me when I am doing something new.
I really want to be my best self!
I have been meditating almost daily now for over 39 years, since I was 19 years old, so this really is comfortable and easy for me to do. So, I encourage you to begin where you are right now, and begin at your pace to include a form of meditation into your day!
All of the amazing guests I have had so far in April on this topic and the guests that are yet to come, really have had some helpful insights for myself and others.
I hope this was helpful and you will “Share” this on FB and per email with others in your life.
Many blessings to you,