Some people don’t like broccoli.
Grown people. Adults, even. Not children.
They see the green stalky stuff and they shiver.
“Not for me,” they say, putting a hand up. “Thanks, but I’ll pass.”
Yet we all know that broccoli is good for us.
Some have even proposed that broccoli might be useful as a sunscreen to reduce the risk of skin cancer (really?!?).
Broccoli is a being called a “superfood” – the kind of thing you should partake in regularly – but to some, it’s an acquired taste.
Meditation is a little like that.
If you meditate here or there, once or twice, every now and then… sure, it’s going to add some value. It’s good to do it whenever.
But it’s really good when you do it regularly.
Just like broccoli gives you those antioxidants that course through your system and whack out the free radicals and build up your immunity to make you stronger from the inside out – meditation does exactly the same. Meditation gives you this thing I call antinastiness – well actually the true name is kundalini – and it doesn’t “give” it to you, it helps you to access it yourself, directly. When you’ve got some of that kundalini energy coursing through your system, it builds up your immunity and makes you stronger from the inside out.
Meditation is also an acquired taste. Most people find it to be a little daunting. Difficult, even. At first, you probably will need to force yourself to do it – at least, you’ll need to make a decision and set your mind to the task. You need to decide to make time for it.
Meditation itself isn’t that hard. You just need to sit down and close your eyes and find the still point within. (“Not that hard…” yeah right! 🙂 )
Sometimes people find broccoli more palatable when covered with ooey gooey cheese and baked in the oven (yum!).
We do meditation the same way! There’s so many ways to meditate and it can be completely awesome when you start to build your practice a bit – it starts getting easy.
When you find an inspired and happy group to meditate with, then it’s like going to a fun new restaurant and ordering broccoli because you want it.
So eat your broccoli… and MEDITATE!