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May 15, 2017

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I was repetitively telling myself "I can't meditate" when really I should have switched out the words "I can’t" with "I don't want to” because that was the actual truth. Avoidance is what it really was. I had to take the time to ask myself "Why is the silence so scary? Why don't I want to be with myself? Why do I need external things to numb my pain?” When I said I couldn't meditate that was like saying "I can't do yoga because I am not flexible." We do yoga and (may) BECOME more flexible, we use yoga as a tool to get into our bodies and in turn become less tight through breath and movement. Same goes for meditation. "I can't meditate because my thoughts go wild." Wellllll, that's why you meditate. To become aware of those thoughts, catch them in action and without judgment watch them dissipate. This practice has brought so much awareness into my life. Now even when I am not meditating, I notice when my thoughts start looping. As if I pressed play on an old m...

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