Fit

Fit, defined as an adjective, means that something is suitable of the same required quality, to go along with something that is already happening or in existence. It also may refer to one’s physical or mental condition, or when one thing, thought, behavior, group pf people, etc., coincides well with something else or each other. For the purpose of our meditation practices, we acknowledge that the result of our practice (present conscious awareness) fits everything we do.

Meditation is the practice that leads humans to levels of conscious awareness, which improves the quality of their lives, as well as, the condition of the planet through their behaviors. Meditation practices do not conflict with anyone’s belief system, political or nonpolitical stance, feelings about themselves or others, the world, etc. Meditation fits your theology (see theology – wakingupwithpatrick.com). The practice does not call on you to change what you believe, what you do, who you associate with, what flag you wave, or what religion you follow. Meditation practices fit everyone and everything you currently believe and do. The resulting state of present moment conscious awareness improves the quality of your life and brings a deeper level of joy and love to everything you do. Meditation fits.

Meditation is not about taking on more, it’s mainly about letting go. It reduces the amount of intrusive, often negative, workings of your mind that interfere with your life. You become relaxed, confident, patient, loving, less stressed, rarely bored, etc. Regardless of what you do or believe, meditation and you are a good fit!

A meditation:  So we know the practice fits so let’s “fit” it in. When it comes to your mind, here and there, throughout your day, or not, try some meditations. Focus your awareness on something while you observe the thoughts going through your mind, acknowledge the thought and then return to your point of focus. If the mind leads you into a mental movie or fantasy, as soon as you realize you’ve been pulled in, returned to your point of focus. As you do, observe whether the practice conflicts with any of your current ways of thinking, it should not. Meditation fits your life.

It’s a new day. Your day…

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Inner peace may mean different things to different people. Some may believe that inner peace is different for all of us, which can also make defining inner peace a challenge. For many of us, the desire for inner peace can be clouded by definition or in our inability to possess the knowledge to find such a state of being. For myself, inner peace is a mental state of being not clouded by the repetitive conditioned programmed thinking of my mind. A state of being where my true conscious self is separate from the manipulation of my thought stream. Like too many people, I had a rough start. I was raised in the 1960s during a time where the line between discipline and abuse had not yet been drawn by society and where, in many homes, neglect and victimization was the norm. In too many arenas, it is still the same for many unfortunate children and young people today. As a result of the environment I was raised in, I spent most of my twenties in a state of mental anguish. At the age of 27 I came to the understanding that abusing drugs and alcohol was not the answer for dealing with a tortured mind, and though I was able to accomplish and attain many material things that the world had to offer, I wanted something more, inner peace. After being diagnosed with institutional grade PTSD and several sever forms of depression, I decided to take on the challenge of psychoanalytic therapy. For 13 years, I worked with therapists, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, and medical doctors to address the disorders that were the result of my upbringing. I included personal studies of psychology and human behavior to add more knowledge in my pursuit of wellness. By the age of 40, as I had always done, I was sharing the knowledge I had gained and my life experience with others with similar situations to my own. Despite my efforts, I could still not separate from the mind of a manic depressive. I could not attain inner peace. My desire for inner peace led me to meditation. Meditation is a practice that separates us from the workings of the conditioned programmed mind and the endless stream of thought. After several months of mediation studies and practice, I began to feel the separation of my true self from the confines and mental torture of my own mind. At that moment a new, although difficult, journey had begun. I spent years of riding the roller-coaster of mental anguish and peace as I continued my struggle to mental freedom. Now, 18 years since my meditation studies commenced, I find myself in a state of conscious presence that allows me to live peacefully with a mind suffering from mental illness. My journey has included sharing my knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the mind with others to help them attain peace and joy as I have; aiding them in their quest to escape the suffering of the confines of their programmed conditioned minds. I have recently taken my teaching to a new level, carrying myself as a published writer, teaching mediation and sharing the knowledge of the ability for each and every one of us to achieve our natural state of being, which is peace, love and joy.

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