Q: What if I am too busy in life to meditate?

    Have you ever heard of the saying “mind, body and spirit”? It means that what you are is more than just your mind and body. You have a spirit, and also a soul too! These are just as important as you mind or your body. In fact, some might say they are more important since they will outlast your body and mind as you know it.

    But you live on the planet in the physical world and so your body is the most obvious part of you, don’t you think? And because of all that thinking then your mind seems like it is pretty important too. And of course life, work, family, relationships, sex, entertainment, eating, sleeping and everything else can take up all of your time. In fact it can be exhausting just thinking about it!

    But is that how it is meant to be? Is your life so full that there is no time for you? Of course some things just cannot be ignored, such as eating, sleeping, or looking after children. But something magical happens when you start to put your spiritual journey first. When you stop and say, “my soul matters!“, because your very life on Earth is all about your soul.

    So if things feel out of control and you are being pulled in many directions then the chances are that things really are out of “control” and you are being pulled in the wrong direction. Perhaps it is time to get your life back on track and embrace some “me time“.

    This does not answer the question above” you say, but wait, perhaps it does. When you focus on all the things that get in the way of you enjoying stillness and meditation then you give them power. But when you stop, make a stand (or sit) against all the busyness and go into your stillness in meditation, even if just for a couple of minutes a day, then something amazing happens. You become powerful.

    When you start to focus on your soul and your spirit then you start to attract solutions to the problems that are consuming your time. You start to see things more clearly and it is as if you are guided to avoid making choices that would drain you, like you are tapping into your inner wisdom.

    There is always time for you, but you have to take it. Make that first step, even if it is just 2 minutes… close your eyes, be still, awaken.

    If you would like to learn how to meditate then there is a wonderful Beginners Guide to Meditation, a free video meditation course, and there are also free guided MP3 meditations for you to enjoy.


    Author : Mark

    Mark is one of the founder members of The Way Back, an author of several books about spirituality and has written a number of articles on meditation. Mark started practising meditation in 1981 and has been teaching professionally since the late 1990's. He is passionate about helping people realise their spiritual potential.

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