Let’s Meditate! // Oprah & Deepak’s Meditation Experience

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I’ve been trying to incorporate meditation into my daily routine for nearly a year now. Some days I am successful, but most days I am not. I’ve gone a good three days of meditation in a row before crapping out exclaiming that I just don’t have the time.

But that’s just not the truth. I know that’s a lie because lately I’ve spent two hours each night staring at my TV gripping my couch pillows while watching the final seasons of Breaking Bad which stresses me out and makes me cringe with excitement and fear and leaves me feeling utterly gross. If I have two extra hours for that experience, I most definitely have 20 minutes to relax into mediation for some feel good time, it’s just a matter of reevaluating my priorities.

Another excuse my mind likes to use to dissuade me is that I don’t know how to do it. That’s a lie too. Meditation is not rocket science, hell, it’s not even algebra. It’s simply sitting in the moment of awareness, breathing, focusing, clearing the mind and coming back to the now as many times as you need to within your given time frame.

When I do it, I feel great… but I never give it enough time to really feel the true benefits from a daily practice of meditation. I never give it the time to become a habit, a ritual, or a part of who I am, even though I keep saying that’s what I want to do. I’ve even designated one of our guest rooms as My New Meditation Room to help motivate me, but that didn’t work much either.

The other night while watching Oprah’s Master Class {my favorite show in all honesty} I saw a commercial for Oprah & Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Experience™, Expanding Your Happiness! beginning August 11, 2014, and I thought this was the PERFECT motivation for me to really give meditation a good go. Not only are the meditations guided so I don’t have to begin in silence, there’s a new one each day, and an email to remind me to do it.

Sometimes all you need is the right motivation.

It took the husband and I YEARS {and I mean like 7} to finally make exercise part of our daily routine. Even though it was something we always said we wanted to do, it was the Nike+ Fuelband that gave us the right motivation to stick to it daily. Now we walk, hike, run or paddle board every single day to get at least an hour {sometimes more} of activity in, we clearly just needed the right motivation.

I’m hoping Oprah & Deepak will give me the start I need to make meditation an everyday practice after the 21 days are over. To continue this stress-reducer every day and make it a part of my life is my goal.

Oprah & Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Experience™ makes meditation easy, fun, and inspiring, offering daily guided audio meditations via an online, interactive program. Enjoy easy access to the daily program anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone, tablet or computer. Join our global community on each 21-Day Meditation Experience. Together, we will create lives filled with increased peace, joy, and wellbeing.

It’s been said that if you do something with a group, you’re giving one another a sense of accountability and will be more likely to stick with it. So who’s gonna do it with me?

* Join the world in a synchronized meditation August 8, 2014 and use #IAMPEACE to share

* Sign up for free here // Oprah & Deepak’s Meditation Experience It starts August 11, 2014

 

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

4 Comments

  • Stephanie

    August 1, 2014 |

    I think it’s the same as exercising! You say you don’t have time, when in fact it’s just a matter or prioritizing differently. I would like to meditate as well, I will sign up!

  • Elaine

    August 2, 2014 |

    I just signed up! I meditate here and there, but it has never been a daily thing. Most of the time when I try to do it, it’s right before bed and end up falling asleep! Oops! I’ll try to do it during the day this time.

  • Amanda Rose

    August 2, 2014 |

    I often Maeg-itate, meaning spend my 20 minutes on your blog here and get my daily dose of Maeg-Zen, but hardly do I meditate. I’ve been meaning to, like you, and even tried to for a whole month, ending up not doing much of it at all. I think this is the perfect time and opportunity. Thanks for sharing! I’ll be joining you…and Oprah…and Deepak. 😉