I remember when I started meditating just sitting down for 15 minutes every day it was difficult.
I was always so busy I would never find time and the typical pattern would be –
if I sit down before getting to work I get my meditation done but once I get to work, for the rest of the day it’s impossible to find even 15 minutes.
The first 200 minutes were probably the most difficult
Now no matter whether I start working at 5:00 AM meditation is my go-to peaceful place and I regularly do it for 60 to 80 minutes. Now I enjoy it! It helps me stay present-moment-oriented no matter what!
I realize that it’s not about the actual time I had in my hands, but because it felt like work so I never seemed to be able to find the time! That makes excuses that I don’t have time when in reality I was dreading the act of setting down to meditate instead of looking forward to it.
It’s no secret that when you are looking forward to things it becomes way easier to make time.
What if we start all new things with the spirit of experimenting and enjoying?
Things we do just for fun…
Rather than tasks that are meant to help us achieve specific goals!
Like, say I don’t want to just meditate I want to become more focused within 20 days.
Sadly that’s not how things work and that’s definitely not how they become easy.
Things become easier once we stop looking at the goal and start enjoying the process…
And it does not have to be a realization for every new thing that we try…
We can have and tap into that mindset whenever we want, no matter how difficult the new thing that we are starting looks to be…
Maybe I’m living in a utopian world in my head where things are not just easy once we get used to them instead, they are easy all the way…
Or maybe when I’m proposing is it’s not supposed to be all that easy but it’s not supposed to be all that hard either. If we can observe all the ways in which we are making it unnecessarily difficult for ourselves, and just stop the self sabotage then it might still be difficult but it won’t feel impossible.
Because as Anders Erection and Robert Pool suggest in peak performance, no matter what field are you peek we are yet to find the actual limitation of the human potential.
The question is can things be easy all the way?