We've all tried to develop habits that we know are good for us. And we've failed at most of them. At least I have.
But, persistence pays off here. If you keep trying new approaches, you will eventually find something that clicks. People get stuck when they stop trying new things.
Radical acceptance will make it easier for you to try new things. This is your best chance of success.
I know, I know: this isn't the story you were taught as a kid.
You were taught that the way to develop habits is to TRY REALLY HARD. To say, “Yeah, I know, I should…”, or “I just need to…”, or whatever you say.
Those strategies don't work (do you even think of them as “strategies”? You should).
Meditation will never be a consistent habit until you find a way to enjoy meditation. I don't mean enjoy the idea of meditation. I mean enjoy meditation itself.
The only way to do that is radical acceptance of whatever shows up.
Go ahead, argue with me. I'm not budging on this one.
(P.S. I have a free guided meditation you might like.)
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