I found my mind would wander, and I really wasn’t meditating. When the meditation session was over, the instructor went around the room checking everybody's meditation. But my practice transformed when I found what I did enjoy: writing! For our Butterfly was a wise and gentle soul and understood instantly our Horses worry and pain. When you remove the glass our poor flea is now conditioned into jumping at this new height. ), I created a practice. In truth, those eagerly sought results rarely clock in on time! There was a moment when after holding my breath (to the count of 15), I wasn’t sure which way to breathe! Easy enough, she thought, I love music. If your particular story seems unsatisfactory, relax – your meditation is working, even if it seems like nothing’s happening! Weekly Motivational Moral story never before published. Just like I don’t love all forms of exercise (I’ll never be a runner, but I love to bike and take yoga), I realized what works for some people won’t necessarily be what works for me. Subscribe now for a weekly dose of inspiration and education. “It clicked about a year ago. Like all things in fitness, meditation takes practice. "Just try it," assured the facilitator. Children, teens and adults all experience emotional abuse. For material not in the public domain, selection was made according to generally accepted fair-use standards and practices. Great book for Personal Growth, Letting Go of Anger, Forgiving and Embodying Your True Self. The instructor had been specific about letting go of thoughts. I had been putting it off because I felt like my mind was constantly go-go-go, but once you get the hang of it, it’s almost second nature.” —Danielle, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, “I used to try and meditate in the bed lying quietly for 20 minutes. Joe was a man in his 60's and had developed the disorder after he had retired. The common house flea has the ability to jump 200 times it’s own height, but if you place a glass cup over the flea something interesting happens. After a few jumps the flea realises what’s happening and will adjust his jumping height accordingly. Morning prayer and meditation. Sign up to receive our Daily or Weekly Inspiration emails. They may be 'true', or based on true events, but some may be written as an inspiring story with a wonderful message in it (excluding Testimonies of course). They can be strengthened through inner work, exercises and meditation, and they can manifest in your daily life. We continually seek spiritual awakening. Please join our Facebook & Twitter communities of awesome people who are awakening too. But this pressure is actually a hindrance for beginners. "This is good. There’s always a yearning to live up to their examples. If you’re interested in helping to support our efforts, you can make a secure donation in any amount you choose by clicking the button below. So go into prayer and meditation before going to bed. Stories have always been used, to teach, inspire, and motivate. As a result my hay fever returned. It wasn’t until I realized that meditating could solve my binge eating that I decided to try it. I heard that willpower is like a muscle and could be strengthened through meditation. I had faith that because so many people were doing it, it would work for me—and it has done so, beautifully. Make your day your workshop, your time for conscious meditation. Still damn scary but gone.". Our Horse started to follow and began thinking out loud, “What did the Butterfly mean I’ve forgotten who I am? Her face bore the brunt of this weight. While some suicide hotlines, like the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, are staffed with professional counselors that undergo over 100…, Emotional abuse can happen to anyone at any time in their lives. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I'm making a fool out of myself.". The fact is, you’ll probably have different experiences, stories and thoughts each time you sit down to meditate. Short Inspirational stories are powerful reads; The great thing about them is that they’re so easy to digest, and there’s always a moral at the end of the story. Once in the meditative state, allow your heart and soul to set the intention, ask for the guidance, listen, and offer gratitude.