Today I had a great inspirational morning.The kind of mornings I could only dream about. It was as if all my fantasies about a 'perfect' morning came true.OK, I am exaggerating a lot, but it was awesome.
In my usual mornings, I would wake up late with pain all over my body.I wouldn't exercise or eat a healthy meal,I wouldn't do Namaaz,etc etc.
But today, everything went opposite. :D
Woke up @6 when mother called me.The amazing was that I woke up just when mother was about to finish her sentence.Like automatic.Then I brushed,did namaaz,wrote my journal,fetched water from the well,drank/ate Kellog's Cornflake and went to work out on the terrace. I did a few sets of Jumping Jacks,High End Knee Running and Step On The Chairs.I also did some mindfulness practice with a beautiful morning scenery.
Feeeling really content now(7.00AM).Must have a great morning daily.Awesome.
So today I had an awesome day. After waking up I did Fajr Namaaz(Islamic Prayer) which I usually skip because my body is in terrible pain after waking up. It felt seriously great to do something that you wanted to do but couldn't do because of STUPID reasons.
There were many other things that happened today that was out of my usual 'schedule'. The most fantastic thing about today was going to the Mosque four times. I usually went only once or twice. And usually after the evening namaaz I would just get glued to my computer, but today I cooked (noodles :P). It made me sweat hot and the noodles was superbly tasty.
Must make going to mosque five times a habit. Ah it felt so great after doing stuff that you mind always wanted you to skip.
What I learned today is this:- Our minds minds will try to stop us from doing uncomfortable stuff very strongly but once we defeat it with GREAT will power, we feel like GLADIATORS. So guys, fight with thy mind till the very end and believe me, you will find peace.
PS I also walked 7,000 steps today. 10,000 is research recommended but for a guy like me who usually only walks about a 1000 steps, this is HUGE!
I decided to start writing my blog again because I just read in a new blog post by Leo Babauta which made me understand about the importance of writing blogs.
Meditation is something I have always read about but I could never incorporate it into my life.I have now finally understood the importance of meditation because of the awesome guidance I received from Headspace.
So headspace is 'CEO'ed' by Andy Puddycombe who is an ex-monk from the Himalaya's who returned to the 'modern' world to demystify meditation. I took the free take 10 program from headspace in which Andy would guide us for 10 minutes daily for 10 days. it was OK, nothing great.
It was only when I started doing it on my own that I fully understood the power of meditation. I am mostly immobile, but after 10 minutes of unguided meditation I felt soo alive that I wanted to jump all around. At that moment I thought I could do ANYTHING.
Let me be honest with my readers. I am having difficulty in making this a habit even when all I have to do is sit and pay attention(read 'nothing' instead of 'sit and pay attention'). But I have understood the power of transformation meditation holds and I would seriously recommend it to everyone out there wishing their life was a little more 'light'.