EP127 Do What Works Best for You
My best advice for you is to do what you’ve found to work the best for you. Forcing yourself to do what is (supposedly) best or most popular will lead to internal resistance & inaction.
Welcome to The Business of Life Podcast. My name is Keith Callahan, your host. And today, I want to talk to you about the principle of doing what works for you. And what I want to share about this and what I want to give as an example is meditation.
So I need to just sort of give an overview. I started a spiritual path that started with yoga and then it moved heavily, very, very heavily into a Native American spiritual path. And after about 10 years– this is the first time I’m ever spoken this publicly. After about 10 years of following the Native American spiritual path, I got to a point that I just resisted it. I didn’t want to do it anymore. It was too much work. It was too hard. And mind you now, this is a path that literally changed my life.
And now, I wanted to do something different and I wanted to– I wanted to– now, I wanted meditation to be my spiritual path. And I’d listen to all these meditation teachers, gone to retreats with meditation teachers and my life wasn’t necessarily getting better. I wasn’t in my own personal power. But I wanted, I wanted to be a meditation guy and yeah, there was just this, I wanted it to work for me. And then finally, I let go of that.
I still meditate but I have different practices. The main part of my practice is the main part the grounding part, the stabilizing part is following the Lakota path, the Native American path. It grounds me. It stabilizes me. It gives me that connection to God. There’s a community there that I’m involved in. And it works.
Something else that also works is there’s a specific type of meditation that I do that works for me. It’s not the most popular, it’s not you know– I know gravitate towards like what’s the– like what’s the hardest meditation, the one that’s going to bring me the most enlightenment, right? Finally, I’ve gone to the point that I’ve grown up and what works like what works to slow my mind down, you know and keep me stable. [Laughter] And you know I’ve really looked at things like that, breathing exercises worked for me, journaling works for me.
So a lot of people like we think that things should be a certain way and our mind wants them to be a certain way. But really take time to reflect what works for you and do more of that in all areas of your life. Whether it’s your nutrition, whether it’s your workout, your workouts that you do, whether it’s how you wind down at the end of the night. Whether it’s how you start your day. Whether it’s how you when you need to just regroup during the day like what works for you. Don’t worry about what you should do or what other people are doing like what really works for you and do more of that.
All right. Hope that makes sense. Have a beautiful, beautiful day. Focus on what works for you. Peace!
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