Welcome to DAY 4!
I believe in a bit of routine because an unstructured day can get away from you. Although one needs to have some free time to schedule mental and spiritual health, along with physical exercise.
Everyone has something different going on with their daily. A lot of you had to change your daily routines of what you considered normal before the quarantine. Whatever you are considering routine these days, remember to take time for yourself.
I have told many people that you need to take care of yourself first and that is not selfish. If you are not mentally, emotionally and physically okay, how are you supposed to take care of others without causing harm to yourself?
Many of you have found creative ways to get yourself through quarantine- baking, exercising, art, writing, etc. We have found time to do those things and we have found time to do these exercises. It might not be in the morning but we somehow get it done with all our other responsibilities.
Remember this is not a race and this is at your pace. Remember to breathe.
That is one of the gifts that this meditation has given me.
Even after so many years of meditating, as I mentioned before, my mind still wanders when doing these meditations. It is just part of the human experience. I say the mantras over and over concentrating on the meanings. Sometimes I speak it quietly, while other times I think it. I hope that helps you if you find your mind wandering.
I hope, for whatever reason you are here that you are finding strength, hope, some peace in the practice.
PHRASE OF THE DAY
Write this phrase of the day in your notebook and reflect on it throughout the day.“ From this moment forward, I invite unlimited abundance into my life.”
MEDITATION AND MANTRA
This is the Mantra you will repeat during meditation: “Aham Bramasmi”
Make a list of people whom you consider to be prosperous in your family or your environment.
These are people you personally know and have access to. They may have achieved their goals in life, all or in part, are happy and filled with joy, or are perceived by you as such.
IMPORTANT! We are not talking only about financial prosperity; the required component is the joy, the happiness, that this person is experiencing! These can be people from the previous list that you have compiled. How long your list is, does not matter! Even two is enough. They should reflect for you what it looks like to live a life of abundance and prosperity. This can have varied iterations.
Please remember, the more attention and reflection you give to these simple tasks, the greater the return.
Write the answers to the questions below in your notebook or simply answer them to yourself:
QUESTION 1: What does it mean to you to be immersed in pure consciousness?
QUESTION 2: How can you bring this awareness into your everyday life?
QUESTION 3: How has the practice of meditation helped you connect with your pure consciousness?