Hay House Daily Meditations
by Hay House
Find serenity, inner peace and transformational healing through daily meditations by Hay House authors.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | Today
Meditation strengthens our steadfastness with ourselves. Whatever arises-pain, boredom, sleepiness, wild thoughts or emotions-we learn to stay with it. We come to see that meditation isn't about attaining some ideal state. It's about being able to stay with ourselves, no matter what. Even longtime practitioners sometimes find themselves trying to use meditation as a way of escaping difficult emotions. But transformation comes only when we remember to move toward rather than away from our emotional distress. In meditation we learn to stay with the nonconceptual energy of the emotion, experience it fully, then leave it as it is, without adding fuel to the fire.