A few months ago, I wrote a post about the links between meditation and success. As part of my quest to give up my job and become my own boss by 2017, I started listening to and reading lots of self development and self improvement books. It has been a real game changer for me for various reasons.
After I had listened to and read a number of different books, I found that the practice of daily meditation was something that cropped up time and again and it was something that a lot of successful people endorsed and had in common. So I decided to check it out. I booked myself on to a weekend course of Transcendental Meditation back at the end of September.So now I have been meditating for nearly 3 months and I wanted to share what I have gained from this.
It is recommended with Transcendental Meditation that you meditate for 20 minutes twice a day. I have to hold my hands up and admit I don’t always manage this. I do meditate daily and manage twice a day probably 3-4 times a week.
Sometimes it can be quite difficult to meditate and can take more effort, and at other times it is very easy and very enjoyable, which is totally normal, I am reliably informed.
What I have noticed in myself is a subtle shift in my own calmness or inner peace (I don’t normally go in for quotes like that but it is actually a really good way of describing how I feel!). I have been pleasantly surprised at myself for not becoming annoyed or irritated at things that would normally annoy or irritate me. My sleep has also improved massively.
I have also found that I have become more productive at work and in working towards my goals outside of work. To me this is really exciting because it gives me that ‘I can achieve anything’ frame of mind which is really motivating. I’m also having a lot more ideas about things I want to do and achieve.
I have heard lots of people refer to meditation in that ‘it’s changed my life man!’ and I always though ‘yeah right, whatever!’ I don’t think that anymore! I wouldn’t go as far as saying meditation has changed my life, but it has definitely had a significant impact on it, and is really something that I think is quite powerful in a positive way. I totally understand why it is a habit if the successful, or why people who meditate daily find success. I am genuinely excited to see what sort of impact it will have on me after I have been doing it for a year, 2 years 5 years etc……watch this space!
I would love to hear about your experiences of meditation and how it has effected your life and achievement, please let me know below.
Bye for now 🙂