2019 is going to be a big year here at The Beddha, for us and for planet woman.
Generally speaking, as women, we are on a good path. A fresh energy is in the air, a reborn optimism.
Personally speaking, this is my to do list for 2019
and lots of other things...But for now I want to reduce the list to a few points that are all linked, interconnected, and focus on them first.
One thing I learned is: meditation is difficult. But meditation on your own is even more difficult! Because the mind jumps like a monkey and seems impossible to stop...
So I wanted to share with you a few things I am learning along the way during my journey.
I use a meditation app that helps me during the process.
I learned that every time I am under pressure or stress I neglect meditation or anything I believe is a gentle gesture towards me. But this time I investigated the whys. And after some self-knowledge exercise (on which I will come back later), I realised that subconsciously I believe 'me' is less important than other people's needs, and sometimes not even people but things, events, so called priorities.
And I think I am not the only one who acts like this...
I want to stop this pattern and start moving in a more self-care direction. I don't have to start big. You don't have to start big.
Meditation is a long process but second thing I learned is: how a warm-cosy environment helps to meditate!
Preparation is so important. Aesthetic is so important. Smell is so important. They are part of a story, your story, that shows your commitment.
So it goes like this:
I find my favourite spot, I light one of my cherished candles, I sit on a fab cushion, I wrap myself in a beautiful plaid, I turn off the light, I switch on the app, I switch off the phone.
“The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Because no matter what happens, you will always be with yourself”, I find it very inspiring, it resonates with me and us and The Beddha vision. Learning to be kinder to ourselves is an act of self-love. Let our year be led by love and soul.
Magic! I create my own cocoon!The simple act of thinking of meditation opens up so many other things. Like taking action, doing some introspection, practising some self-knowledge & self-love, learning to be consistent, creating a positive pattern, embracing new possibilities...All good things I will explore more in the next future. Speaking of know your mind know your body, I want to share with you this quote from an amazing woman, the fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg, who understood self-care long time ago, and why it is so important for women.
✒ BY MARGHERITA ANTINORI