Wednesday, 22 July 2015

PERSONAL GROWTH IS HARD!

Hi everyone!

I have a new YouTube video up on my channel today. In this video I talk about how hard and slow personal growth can be at times. I have been doing so much deep soul work lately and at times it's hard to stay motivated to keep going. I have finally started to feel creative again and I wanted to make a little update video. Please watch it below!



If you can relate to anything I spoke about in my video, please leave a comment below. Remember that the work you are doing now is going to last for your lifetime and beyond and is so worth it (even if it doesn't seem like it now). 

Thank you so much for watching!
Sara

Monday, 20 July 2015

MEDITATION MONDAY'S - 200 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF MEDITATION

I have successfully meditated for 200 consecutive days! Wow...I am beyond proud of myself. I have tried (and failed) many times at integrating a daily meditation practice into my life, and I'm happy to say that it is now a reality. 

I wanted to develop a daily meditation practice since I went to a silent meditation retreat about 6 years ago. There I witnessed first hand the power of awareness and the effect it had on my life. Sitting down and meditating meant tuning in and checking in with myself. I started to become acutely aware of thoughts and feelings that I was either ignoring or avoiding, and I began to also practice letting them go. After 4 days of meditating pretty much all day, I felt lighter and more connected to myself. I was not connected to the self that was the voice of the constant commentary in my head, but instead to my soul self that had answers to questions that I had forgotten to ask. It was a life changing experience for me and after feeling such a strong connection to my soul, I knew meditation was a practice that I needed to do everyday. 

As I said, I tried and failed many many times. Meditation can be tedious and uncomfortable both physically and emotionally. After awhile I started to notice that I would get into a habit of mediating on a regular basis and then I would stop. After many times of repeating this pattern, I realized that I would start to really see who and where I was in my life and I wouldn't want to do it anymore. I had intuitions about ways that I needed to change my life, or I would feel emotions that I didn't want to feel. As a result, I would put my practice on the back burner again. Things got too real, and I wasn't completely ready to look that deeply at myself or my life. This cycle continued for many years until one day, out of the blue, I decided to listen to my soul and just do it. 

That day was December 31, 2014! Here I am 200 days later. I have never felt more connected to myself, and I know that meditation has a lot to do with that. Here's what I have discovered on my mediation journey so far:

-how to cultivate a deep connection to my soul
-how to disconnect from my thoughts
-I have the power to not believe the bullshit that I tell myself regularly
-how to truly be with my feelings and let them go, rather than hang on to them
-doing something consistently is better than perfection
-real change and results come with repetition

Thank you so much for reading! If you meditate a little or a lot, leave a comment as I would love to talk about it with you!

xo,
Sara