Do you feel like you don’t have time to meditate?
Oh, I’ve heard this so many times. Whenever a soul tries to pursuit a higher goal, its lower nature will rebel against that. It’s actually amazing to observe. I noticed it so many times in the beginning of my own journey with meditation. Whenever I would sit down and meditate, out of sudden all phones start to ring, the cat gets crazy, whole family needs me urgently, and of course exactly in that moment the neighbor needs to turn on his radio at max volume. You won’t believe that, but once even my curtains started to burn! Our lower nature senses the tremendous changes that meditation can bring into our lives, and as our ego always rather prefers to stay in the comfort zone, within the cosy borders of our familiar limitations, it tries to keep us away from the transforming power of meditation.
And then comes the time factor. It’s fascinating to observe our mind’s creativity, when it comes to keeping us busy with totally trivial things and finding numberless excuses to not sit in meditation. It’s important to understand, that this happens due to our subconscious fear of change – fear of meeting our true self, face to face. As long as we don’t get the real experience of meeting our soul, there is always going to be a certain fear in us. “What will I discover, when I will focus so much on my heart? What if there is something within myself that I don’t want to see?” In fact, most of us live our lives in so disconnected way, that the fear of meeting our true self can be sometimes almost paralysing. This fear will keep attracting numerous stressful and sudden situations into your life, which will eventually make you believe that you really don’t have time to meditate.
And what to do then?
There is one Zen proverb, which I like very much and which really sums it all – in a very powerful way. Mahavatar Babaji also quoted it quite a few times:
“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.”
It’s actually more logical than you think. For if you are unable to find twenty minutes for yourself every day, if you can’t find time to just listen to your breathing, dive into your heart and calm your mind, then most probably your life is already so disbalanced, that you really don’t need twenty minutes of meditation. You need at least one hour to bring you back to the state of equilibrium. To really bring you back to life.
To really free yourself from everyday stress, there is no other way, than to challenge your own perception of time and realize, that you have time.
Time is not to be feared of or be stressed about, but to be embraced with love and befriended, if we truly want to get rid of stress and invite more consciousness into our lives. Mahavatar Babaji, an ageless yogi from the Himalayas, has written once so beautiful and so important letter about time. It holds an important message for a contemporary human – and for you as well, if you feel too stressed in life. If you really think, that you don’t have time to meditate, please, read this and at least use the advice given there.
Letter from Mahavatar Babaji
“Time is money.
Time is running out.
I don’t have enough time.
I have too much time on my hands.”
“Timing is everything.
Everything is in Divine timing.
Time is one of the elements in human conditioning that causes problems for people, in general. Yet, time works for you or against you according to how you think and feel about it. The pressures and stress one feels around time are enormous at this point in man’s evolution. The question: “How can I have zero stress concerning time?” Love is the answer. Within the Love vibration lies the answer to all questions.
When one Loves, one is peaceful and works with time rather than against it. For example, you have a deadline to meet at work and the stress level rises. Take a moment of the precious time and breathe deeply for three breaths and accept that the deadline will be met or not, but you are choosing to remain calm about time.
Love yourself and the fact that time will continue to be seemingly moving forward even if the deadline is met or not. Love yourself in such a way that you choose to be calm and you will be more productive than if you feel stress about such deadlines. The more you can stay within the vibration of Love, the calmer and more productive you will be.
The answer to every question is to remain in the Love vibration no matter what is happening around you, and even as you solve the questions in life.”