When’s the last time you sat down and thought about nothing? Like actually nothing… As in, listen to your breath and forget about what you should be doing, or that thing that happened yesterday. Have you ever actually taken the time to meditate? To feel yourself sitting in a chair with the energy and weight of the universe holding you in place, allowing your mind to feel the release from the everyday hustle.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been taking time out of my day to meditate. I thought that starting rituals would increase my vibe for the day. I wake up, drink my lemon/ginger tea, diffuse some oils, light the candle in my salt candle holder, and breathe. This has done wonders for the way I approach my day. But this morning was different. I did all of the things I usually do, but my mood was guiding me toward something new. I had the uncontrollable urge to throw on some vinyl and listed to music. After sifting through my box of records, I found the Fleetwood Mac album that I was gravitating toward.
As I started up the music, I had an equally irrepressible urge to let go and dance to the music; to feel Stevie Nicks’ voice radiating through my entire body. It was liberating!
While my morning rituals do start me off with a good vibe for the day, I realized today that I had just been going through the motions. I needed to deviate from my routine in order to find the breath of frankincense-filled air I was looking for.
Take some time out of your day to throw the proverbial wrench into your daily routine. Find something your soul is naturally gravitating toward and choose the path you wouldn’t normally take today. You never know what you’ll find.