Curiosity is an art of asking the right questions.
When you encounter a problem, what questions do you ask?
Is it these:
"Why is this happening to me?"
"What did I do to deserve this?"
"Am I not good enough?"
"Did I do the wrong thing?"
"Why are they doing this to me?"
"Why did I feel this way to my problems?"
"What lessons can I learn from them?"
"How can I do better next time?"
"How can I not repeat the same mistake again next time?"
"What response should I choose that is kinder to myself?
"Can I turn this into a positive growth?"
"Is there a gem of opportunity hidden in this sea of crisis?"
When you switch the questions from the first group to the latter, you are igniting your curious mind. And a curious mind is a powerful machine in invention and creation.
If you pay further attention to the first group of questions, you will noticed that they are asked from a victimised mindset.
Taking the blame on oneself and the whole world for what had happened. The subsequent flow of this thought energy inevitably goes into depression and non-action.
The second group of questions is a growth mindset, they are always about room for improvement. Not focusing on what has failed but future successes powered by these experiences.
Meditation is a journey inward, paying attention to what your Mind is stirring you up.
Quite often, I will allocate time for contemplative meditation.
It is a quiet time to reflect and take stock on my state of being.
Especially right now with the major lockdown disrupting basic livelihood, I have been on the go for twenty-four seven a day, to think of ways to keep my dream afloat.
But it is important to hold the horse and contemplate, so that the actions are driven by clarity and not urgency.
Check out this video to learn anchoring your Mind with Ujjayi breath in your meditation.
Love & Light,
About The Author
Silvia is a passionate holistic coach and therapist. Her engaging and creative personality makes traditional meditation, fun and easy for the contemporary minds. She specialises in personalised coaching for mindfulness and meditation. She is also a certified Emotion Code™ practitioner for those who are seeking emotional healing. Silvia founded Shan Living Mindfulness Studio in Singapore, her beloved hometown. Her warmly exclusive services are available both in-studio and online, catering to busy city dwellers.
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