DAILY TRANSFORMATIONAL NUGGETS FOR THE BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT: 31 Days of Setting Intentions – Day 17 “The Meditation Practice”
Today’s Body Connection: Fitness can be the act of meditation. When we are mindful of how the body-temple moves, we are in the practice of meditation. The practice of body awareness starts with a mental connection to how the body feels in the present moment. We must not judge the body; just stay aware and witness what is happening during your workout. We must not call it good or bad; the body is neutral, having an experience. Stay awake to any energy you might experience during your walk or run. Be aware of any internal messages your body is telling you during your fitness session. If you are open and willing to hear, you will know everything you need to know to empower and transform your life. It begins with mindfulness; it begins with meditation.
Today’s Meditative Thought: The word “meditation” means mindful listening or awareness. Meditation is the time we set aside during the day to go within and hear the voice of God. The only way we can truly experience the Universal presence is through meditation. It is in the stillness that we shall know the Universal Flow.
My favorite movie is “The Color Purple.” At the end of the film, the song Shug and a glorious choir sings is “Maybe God Is Trying to Tell You Something.” The chorus repeats, “Maybe God is trying to tell you something.” Whenever I hear it I am reminded that God is always speaking to us, but we are not always listening.
When we are quiet and still, that is the time we commune with Spirit; that is the only time we are available to truly hear what needs to be heard. We must set the intention to be still every day. It is the consistency of an everyday practice that helps us to build our spiritual consciousness along with our dedication to see God unfold. When we are present and listening — it may be during a conversation, during fellowship, or when we are alone — our life opens up to a deeper dimension. Be present, be awake, hear the message of the heart, and it will transform your life.
Today’s Action Plan: Today, set the intention to meditate. For the next 30 days, set an appointment with God. Find the time to be still. It could be five minutes, 30 minutes, or an hour; it does not matter. Just do it. Take the time to sit and listen. Don’t think, don’t create a shopping list, and don’t worry about where you need to be next. Just listen. Listen to your breathing, listen to your heartbeat, and listen to nature. Be present and be aware during the time you have allotted for the stillness. This is a sacred time, a precious moment in eternity. The practice of meditation will change your life.
Today’s Affirmation: Just for this moment…just for this breath, I am the emanation of God, blessed and filled with love. My meditation practice fuels my life and I am everything I desire to be. And so is it. And so it is. Amen.
Skip Jennings, ALSP, CPT
Licensed Spiritual Counselor/Personal Fitness Trainer/Transformation Coach
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