It is that time of year when everyone thinks about goals for the previous year that were met or not. Some resolutions are repeated from year to year with the thought, “this is the year!” Well, that may be true, but then, if it were that easy to change things in your life – we wouldn’t even be having this discussion, would we?
Practice can make perfect, but if you can, I’m sure you’d rather give your effort to making lasting change from the get-go. So how might you accomplish that? you ask. Well, one way is by being mindful about what it is you want and then including that vision in your meditation practice.
Start by really thinking about why you want to accomplish what you are thinking about trying to accomplish as your New Year’s resolution.
Meditating Your Way To A New Year’s Resolution
…you have to “Know your why” and feel truly passionate about the goals you set for yourself. If you don’t, then when the going gets tough or your alarm goes off at 5:30am, you won’t have the resolve to stick to your plan. Connect your resolutions to those things that give you a deeper sense of purpose and align with your core values. When your resolutions connect to a deeper sense of purpose, it compels you not to think small or play safe, but to dig deep and stay the course when the going gets tough – no matter how many hurdles. (Full article here)
Once you know why – really allow that feeling to live in your heart and in your body. When you are meditating, allow that feeling in. Visualize yourself doing or having or working toward what ever your goal is. Let the why take you over. Allow the feelings that accompany the why flow through your vision. If you smile or get excited, if you cry or if you find yourself overwhelmed with feeling, let it take its course.
This kind of ‘allowing’ is a great meditation method when you couple it with visualization and let yourself live in that moment.