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meditate, gratitude and manifest

meditate, gratitude and manifest

How do I start meditating?

Meditation: Create the space and do it

If you have time to breathe you have time to meditate. – Ajahn Amaro

January is the month when we restart and set new goals and intentions for the year.

One of the questions I am asked often is “how do I start meditating?” Like many great things, it takes commitment–set time on a daily or weekly basis to be with yourself where you invite insight, reflection, and inquiry; build a connection to listen to your body, mind, and heart as one; and watch yourself enter a space of self-discovery.  

In meditation, we create a space of trust within ourselves so we can be present and see ourselves from the inside out. Meditation is the gift that keeps on giving—like drinking water for the soul. This month, I find myself wanting to do everything I set for the year the first week. This year my approach to setting new goals is different. Rather than setting goals, I am creating space to see what needs to happen and setting the tone of my year by going with the flow and staying open.

My favorite free app for meditation is  insight timer . It has meditations ranging from 5 minutes up to 2 hours.  Start slowly with your meditation practice, be patient, and keep going.

Meditation also allows space for us to practice gratitude and manifesting. Thus, setting up a gratitude ritual is a must. How can we want more if we are not grateful for what we have? Open a notes app on your phone and commit to writing, ideally daily, at least one thing you are grateful for. Eventually, work your way up to writing 5 to 10 things that you are grateful for always ending with saying, “thank you.”

Manifesting is a meeting of both your meditation practice and gratitude ritual. Manifesting is often seen as writing goals and then asking the universe to bring it to you. This has merit, but remember manifesting is another word for attraction. The last word within attraction is action. Taking action toward your goals is how you are going to actualize your vision. See yourself in what you are attracting and every day take a step toward cultivating the life you want to build for yourself. Trust that the universe wants to give you whatever is best for you—it is rooting for your happiness and success. Trust plays a big role. Even if things don’t work out the way you see fit, trust that you are always being led in the right direction!

Let the light you seek be your own,

Denisse Monge

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