When my alarm went off at 3:45am this morning, although still shockingly early even for me, I jumped right out, albeit wobbly, and sat for meditation. When I first started working with MB he gave me one direction and one direction only for many months. Commit to sit. In other words, meditate everyday without fail. Nothing less than a daily reliable coherence to my new practice would be deemed acceptable. Meditate even on the days when I did not want to, especially on the days when I did not want to. I’m not perfect nor do I strive to be anymore so there were days when I would skip it and at first I didn’t notice anything. The more I meditated, the more I would notice when I chose away from it. Consistency of my practice was making changes in my life for the better and when I skipped, it would show up in my day.
Getting up and making meditation the first thing I do every morning keeps me on track with my goal which is to go for the gold medal of spirituality. The top podium spot is known as samadhi, a state of intense concentration seen in Indian spirituality as the final stage, at which union with the divine is reached. I am intent to be successful on my quest but some days the resistance against meditating or being mindful is so strong and convincing that it takes every ounce of my will to remain committed. I take each day as it comes, each meditation as it comes. I leave the not so reliably coeherent days in the past and refuse to cling to the gold medal days. Each day I rise it is the first thing on my to do list and this allows me to remain consistent in my pursuit.
Being the daughter of a marine, discipline is in my bones, my blood, my DNA and my every single day. I understand that discipline is not as easy for some but anything can be strengthened with belief and consistency. This act of consistency has been my greatest giver, challenger and basis for all of my goal attainment in this life. When I have set my sights and remained consistent I have ended at my intended finish line. This certainly speaks to the law of attraction in that what we believe, we can achieve. Einstein said it perfectly, especially for those who only believe what can only be proved by science. “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of that reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics”.
In order to attract the attraction, the end goal or desired life change we must be consistent in the pursuit of that energy. Although not easy at times, it is coincidentally, also the source of ease. With consistency comes pattern in a daily routine, brain pathway changes and eventually new habits. For a new puppy, consistency in training will bring a dog that knows his place in the pack. For a child, consistency in developing healthly gut microbes early on will bring an adult with healthy eating patterns. For a person wanting to get active, consistency will bring a wanting to be active. Whatever the frequency of energy that we are matching is what we will receive but without consistency it will be a pot of popping corn. Some things work out, some things won’t. You life’s manifestation will be by default instead of on purpose.
The key with being consistent in anything is to just look at what is in front of you in any given moment especially when you feel yourself steering off track. Don’t take on the entire goal or life change at once although keep the grand vision in your mind’s eye but always, just take the next step. Make one small change or addition towards your goal and be consistent. Notice how that change or new behavior is effecting your life and truly feel the difference. This noticing and feeling will back your claim to remaining consistent and offer your mind a counter argument when it wants to steer you off course. Once you have mastered this idea of awareness and accountability then take it to the next level. Be patient, be forgiving and whatever you do, don’t be perfect. Just be consistent. That’s all it takes. Small consistent choices in the direction you want to go will add up to big changes and achievement of life goals.