Meditation to Promote Inner Strength
In my book I give an exercise for meditation to promote inner strength. I honestly believe that the simple act of meditation will promote powerful inner strength. Although I provide an exercise in the book I do stand by the idea that meditation alone is the key. When we make a conscious decision to sit and meditate, then carry out the task we are winning a war against our own minds. When we sit down and meditate with a purpose we tend to focus more on the purpose, than on the connection with our higher selves. Guided meditations in the beginning are very helpful, but later on it is good practice to meditate without assistance.
Inner Strength Comes From Within
When we meditate to cultivate inner strength it is important to remember that the strength we seek is already there. We simply need to draw it out, and put it to use in our lives. Just like true motivation only comes from within, so is strength. Some people never get to see how strong they really are until they have no choice but to be strong. Many of us avoid discomfort and confrontation because of fear. Some of us suffer from being so sensitive about change, or threats that we isolate and avoid people.
Face Fears and Take Charge
I understand fears. Believe me, I know it takes a lot to muster up the courage to push forward and do the thing that needs to be done. At one time I was petrified of public speaking. Don’t get me wrong, I am still scared of it, but I can do it now without feeling like I am going to puke. For the most part, anyway. The point is that before I ever spoke publicly I was so scared to do it that I got panic attacks just thinking about it. I could not imagine ever standing up in front of a bunch of people and talking. I belong to a fellowship of people that promotes public speaking and facing fears. I got support and encouragement from people that helped me to face my fears, and encouraged me to continue to do so. Facing fears promotes inner strength.