It’s time to step it up a notch.
As of today, I’ve meditated for 58 days in a row. I’ve committed to my practice, despite my own struggles with forming the habit. Now, it’s time to take it further.
I am committing to meditating for one and half to two hours a day for three weeks straight.
In Sally Kempton’s book, Meditation for the Love of It, she describes this as the 3-Week Breakthrough Program. Each day, you commit to meditating for a minimum of one and a half hours a day, journaling about your meditation experiences, and living a lifestyle that supports your practice (read: no late night parties, folks). For the next three weeks, I’m making this commitment.
I’m stepping it up. I’m investing in something that matters to me and I’m investing at a whole new level. Through my actions and the dedication of my time, I’m showing myself and the universe that this matters to me and that I’m ready to take my practice to greater depths.
So what? Why should this matter to you?
Because we are all ready to step up. We all have some passion or practice in our lives that’s calling us to a greater level of investment. How many times have you caught yourself saying, “I really love [insert personal practice or passion here]. I just wish I could find more time to make it a priority. Someday, I’ll make some time to really focus on that.”?
Well, here’s the amazing news: you can shift your priorities. You can make a choice to put your passions and your practices in the spotlight. You can do it. Better yet, you can do it right now.
That’s not to say that we can all just drop everything to fulfill our passions. Someone still has to do the dishes (and it might be you)! But, we can make a choice to shift our focus and rearrange our time. We can choose to shift our time away from relationships, interactions and activities that no longer serve us and start sculpting time into our days for the things that matter most. Unfulfilling friendships and surfing the internet might have to take a backseat, but it’s worth it.
So, take a moment to ask yourself:
What’s my passion? What do I long to do more of in my life?
Am I ready to step it up a notch? (Answer: heck, yes, you are!)
How can I shift right now to make it happen?
Take some time to dig into what you want from your life. Then, go out and get it. Right. Now.