Senior year of high school, I went through a rough time in my life because the girl I thought was my "soul-mate" ended up breaking my heart over text. I was depressed for a while and then my best friend suggested trying to meditate. At first, I thought the ocean waves and calming voice saying affirmations were very cheesy. And sometimes they still are BUT when you find the right meditation for you, it will honestly change your life.
Now, meditation is not for everyone but I hope that you will open your mind up to new possibilities and try it. It helped me get through a period in my life where my passions of film and writing was hard to do because of how sad I felt. The worst part of it all was I was going through my first major breakup and I couldn't even tell my dad or family because I wasn't "out" during the time. Meditation was my escape and my safe space to know that everything would be okay and this period would pass.
Meditation has also helped me develop as an artist. Sometimes you get stumped and think: how should I finish this piece of work? where do I go from here? Once you begin to meditate and practice it. To me practicing meditation is different than just meditating. Practicing meditation is doing it daily with intentions of growing and learning about your true self. Meditating to me is doing it once in a while or only doing it when you are stressed or sad. Practicing meditation everyday will help you create ideas or get unstuck from a piece of work. Your intuition will start to develop and you'll get a random gut feeling of how to continue or finish your work or where to go after.
Some people believe meditation is only about listening to your inner voice and getting to know oneself. It is sometimes about this BUT it's also about clearing your mind of every thought. It's about embracing and enjoying the peacefulness of the moment of quiet and inner peace. Your body will sometimes tingle and don't be scared! I thought once this happened I was either going to float out of my body or pass out. That's actually your body telling you that you are very relaxed. This is the time where random thoughts that will just pop in your head matter. These thoughts to me are your inner voice giving you guidance or assuring you of actions you have taken. It's one of the best feelings when this happens!
the two best meditations!
Comment your meditation experiences and if you've tried the two I suggested! Remember to keep on smiling and to spread love! Have a great weekend!
Bridget Johnson is the president and co-founder of Dare to Dream Productions. She writes and directs thought-provoking films that inspire others to follow their dreams.
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