Many times in our lives we become overwhelmed, pondering our next step and seeking universal truths! We call upon everyone in our lives for their opinions, prayers, ideas and validations. We busy ourselves in the external searching of what we should do or what is going on with us. Do you ever wish you could magically hear the answer? Well guess what? Meditation is literally the answer. I know, don’t give me the side eye just yet, Give me a moment to explain.
I often ponder, overthink, and ask questions myself. I want to just hear the answer so I can act upon my next step. I also busy myself and forget I already know the answer. I start to ask a few friends their thoughts, and hope the universe will instill upon them all there is to know about the subject of my current dismay. They remind me the magic is already within me. They tell me “ Karissa, just meditate on it and see what you hear.” **Insert eye roll** because OF COURSE I don’t want to hear that. Most times I just want to get an answer that validates my soul so I can move on.
We must still ourselves to hear ourselves. The quiet allows us to think, reflect and act. Just like when someone is backing up a car and they turn the music down, it seems like that doesn’t make sense at all but, we need to hear ourselves think to make the best decisions. Meditation doesn’t have to be like a fancy Instagram post or you wearing all white sitting at the edge of a sparkling waterfall with no one around. Meditation can be you setting the intention to be still in the mind at any moment. When you are able to sit with yourself and drown out all the reasons the answers don’t make sense, you hear the actual answer. Go ahead and release the idea that you can’t meditate because your mind is too active. Your mind is a mind and that is its function. Your thoughts are allowed to race as you meditate. The goal is to not become completely consumed by each and every one that pops up. See the thoughts, maybe even acknowledge them and just let them pass by. Your compounding to-do list will be there regardless, so give yourself a moment to breathe and be still. When we can focus our energy on our question we will come to the conclusion that is best for us. We can hear all the knowledge the universe wants to impart on us. All we have to do is be still and listen.