“Everyone’s got a past. But the past does not equal the future – unless you live there.”
– Tony Robbins
We all have past mistakes that we would rather not rehash. Yet for many of us, the past acts as an anchor that weighs us down, often leaving us feeling stuck and powerless.
As with everything else, starting a meditation practice is easy, but maintaining it daily for years to come is when the challenge really begins. The many distractions and obstacles that we encounter can easily set our practice back.
One of the strangest habits of human beings is to separate the physical from the psychological. We’ll focus on either one or the other, and fill our lives with stress and tension as we wonder why we always feel so tired and achy.
Choice. It is a powerful word, one that places its commander at the helm of the ship. We often hear people say: “I do not have a choice.” “I have to do this.” “I have to do that.” These statements are dangerous because they plant the seeds for so much stress in our world.