“On not admitting pain – Nothing can hurt you unless you give it the power to do so.”
I have decided to start a journal to blog about my meditation experiences on a regular basis. There are so many books, audio, and visual guides with various topics in which I could use as a tool in my own spiritual journey, and the first book I choose was Meditations From A Course In Miracles.
Each meditation in this book is categorized by subjects with a simple quote and a picture. I thought this would be a great start. I start with a book, and I set aside about 15 minutes each day to focus on the subject at hand; a simplified form of meditation to find balance and inner peace in my life.
Today’s meditation had a picture of an individual exiting a dark corridor walking his bike into a lighted pathway. It simply stated that I couldn’t get hurt unless I give pain the power to hurt me.
To be honest, I probably gave the lesson about five minutes of meditation when my mind began to wander. Frustrated by the lack of progress, I set the open book on the coffee table and took a break to read another book. Later, I glanced up from my book and settled my eyes on the picture. In that brief moment it became clear to me.
Often times, whether I am aware of it or not, I let people and situations hurt me. A good example is my financial struggles. Instead of keeping my power by saying “no” to another loan, I give it away to another bank that would potentially abuse my income potential and hurt my bottom line. As the dollars dwindle in my wallet my stress levels increase. With the loan lingering over my head, I would then start to worry about how I would pay my next utility bill; a snowball effect of debt that causes much anxiety in my life. This anxiety affects my health and well being.
By learning to take back my power will help me to decrease the pain of debt and increase the inner peace that I seek daily. It may take me awhile to see the truths that I search for but I trust that this journey will help me to learn how to be a better person.