Our Western society demands us being extremely result-oriented and productive. Every day our mind is working hard to find a solution to achieve the result. The non-achievement provokes stress, anxiety, frustration, confusion. We feel tired and hopeless to find a way to get to this final point. We are overthinking creating tension, stress but also procrastinating as we are scared to take responsibility for our decisions that could lead to a failure. Overthinking holds us back from moving forward and making progress. We get anxiety, stress without any result.
Come into any comfortable sitting position, close your eyes. Take a long inhale, and a long exhale. Long inhale and long exhale. Breath deeply and calmly.
Today we will meditate to release stress and get rid of overthinking. I want you to focus now on a direct experience, a process, anything that makes you happy and joyful without any specific goal ahead. Like swimming or writing , painting or just walking enjoying beautiful landscapes or emptiness of the streets in the early morning. Observing sunset or sunrise, or listening to the music you like, drinking tea... Visualise yourself within this experience, without any thought about present, past or future , just enjoying every second of the moment. Breath calmly.
Now think about anything you have to do today as of an experience, enjoying every step of it. Let go the results ! Breath calmly.
According to Bhagavad Gita, we can find happiness and live our duty by focusing on labor and not on the fruits of our labor. Being focused on the work and not on the result gives us certainty, power of control. We have less mental tension and stress.
Enjoy the journey of life, moving from one experience to another without any attachment, judgement or critic. Be kind to yourself. Keep breathing calmly.
Please finish your meditation with the chant of three Om, join your hands in front of your chest in Atmanjali mudra (prayer position).
Then gently open your eyes.
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