Hi everyone, how are you today?
Today’s post involves a message I heard from an Aaptiv Meditation session. The session is called ‘Suffering is a Choice’ by Nicole. It’s only 8 minutes long and you can listen to it anywhere you want; no eyes closed and breathing exercises needed! It was simply a message.
Nicole described the meditation as:
When we are in the midst of change it is normal to feel alone, tense and on guard. We are simply, just for this moment, allowing the breath to lead the way. The breath calms and soothes us as we are reminded that no one is exempt from hardship and change however suffering itself, is a choice we have to actively keep choosing. This guided meditation reminds us to choose the lesson instead.
When you listen to this quick session, I’m sure everyone will take what they need from her words throughout those 8 minutes. Me? I burst into tears. I was in my bed expecting a nice, soothing chillout, and something struck a chord deep inside my soul.
We can look at our old selves and accept it because it happened. And now on the other side, a wiser, older more compassionate you can simply see that you did what you needed to do.
Imagine a time where you would choose to make the worst decision. I would venture to say that you never purposefully acted with a desire for the worst outcome.
Embrace the you before the you in this moment.
And when we are completely shattered by some hardship, we have to ask ourselves do we wish to continue to be shattered?
To be free of suffering we have to remove the binds and choose to learn from the hardship.
Do Not Diminish Your Capacity with Victimhood.
I won’t go into the details of why I began crying, however everyone will find their own message from this meditation. Whether you are suffering through grief, debt, a terrible relationship situation or any other hardship; the lessons from this 8 minute meditation were amazing.
My hardship taught me that it is possible to be happy outside of a relationship and taught me a massive lesson about who I am as a person. I don’t need to please everyone; the only person that I should be making happy is myself. And that is what I intend to do from now on!
Thanks for listening. If you have Aaptiv, give this a listen; it’s worth it!
Have a lovely day, and take care.