Don’t Meditate to Fix Yourself
Hey there, friend! Have you heard of "non-striving" before? It's the idea that if true change is going to happen, you actually don't have to strive for it. It seems strange, perhaps, that if you want to improve yourself, that you shouldn't strive to do so...but think about that for a second. What other ways can we motivate change?
Read this quote by Bob Sharples to get your wheels turning even more.
"Don’t meditate to fix yourself, to heal yourself, to improve yourself, to redeem yourself, rather do it as an act of love of deep warm friendship to yourself, in this way there is no longer any need for the subtle aggression of self- improvement, for the endless guilt of not doing enough. It offers the possibility of an end to the ceaseless round of trying so hard that wraps so many peoples lives in a knot. Instead there is
now meditation as an act of love. How endlessly delightful and encouraging."
We would love to teach you a little more about how loving yourself and offering compassion can truly be more meaningful than the traditional way we often strive to improve. Will you join us for a free class this Tuesday? We will talk about how we can make time for more self-compassion in our busy lives. We would love to have you there!