Arriving Home :: Beautiful Choicelessness
When it comes to learning how to consistently meditate, a time arises when we need to dig deeper and show up for a reason beyond ourselves.
Of course, showing up for your own intentions, reasons and "why" is a very important part of the process - we have explored this idea in a past 'Arriving Home' post (see: 'Starting & Sustaining A Meditation Practice' ). Yet at one point or another, the real motivator for our daily meditation practice becomes something far beyond us. We learn to show up for others, our greater lives as a whole, and for the entire world.
As Rupi Kaur says in her book Milk and Honey:
"Nothing even matters except love and human connection. Who you loved and how deeply you loved them. How you touched the people around you and how much you gave them."
Love and connection are two qualities that are experienced beyond the thinking mind. They take you out of your thoughts and into a more heart-centered awareness. Your heart becomes more alive. Therefore, when you are connected to qualities and reasons for practicing beyond the thinking mind and your own reasons, your practice becomes much more heartfelt.
The old phrase, "the more you give, the more you get", also applies to meditation. The more you give yourself over to your meditation for a reason beyond yourself, the more your practice will give back to you. The more consistently you meditate, the easier it becomes to arrive to your practice.
There have been times in my meditation practice where the desire to meditate came from reasons beyond myself - to learn to love others unconditionally.
What pulled me to my meditation practice was this desire to give myself to something greater, and the desire to show up for love. I had no choice but to meditate as I was being pulled to practice for a reason much bigger than myself. I have come to call this moment: "beautiful choicelessness". When showing up is no longer a choice, you just simply do. You have moved beyond the inner negotiations and thoughts in your mind, and you show up to your practice because the reason you are meditating is much bigger than who you are.
I have found that when you are experiencing "beautiful choicelessness," you often are also experiencing the joy, celebration, excitement, expansion and freedom of your practice.
Try connecting to a reason beyond just your own as you approach your practice and see how "beautiful choicelessness" supports you.
May you EXPERIENCE beautiful choicelessness.
With Love, Amanda