I make it a point to suggest things to my clients that have benefitted me. Ghandi’s ‘Be the change that you want to see in the world’ (rather than talking about it) makes a lot of sense to me.
When I noticed that I was recommending Victor Davich’s intro to meditation, 8 Minute Meditation, to more than a few clients, I also realized it’s been several years since I actually did his program. And then I realized I never completely finished it!!! (I often recommend this particular program because it’s simple and offers a breadth of meditation experiences, 8 to be exact. Don’t look for lofty prose and be prepared for repetition.)
I’ve replaced my normal meditation regimen and for 56 days I’m doing his program as outlined—partly just to prove to myself I can finish it, and partly to be able to personally attest to its benefits. As we speak I’m on day 30 (of his suggested 56 day program). Already I’m replacing a hidden belief that I’m incapable of consistency…I’ve done it for 30 days!!!
My point isn’t to recommend a particular person, or program, or approach. I’ve mentioned other approaches in past blogs and will continue to do so in the future. My intention is simply to encourage you to experience the benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices in whatever ways resonate with you.
Do you have a meditation regimen that works for you? Or have you tried this one? Please leave a comment—we’d love to hear what has worked for you.