Who knew that meditation was going to help me find success? It was Not because I learned to meditate, but because I learned how to look for success.
For a long time, I was told that meditation was a great way to find my center, relieve stress, get focused, and become more successful. I could not afford, at the time, to hire someone to teach me meditation so I thought I would have to wait until I found another way. Surely I would know someone that could help me find what I needed or teach me.
Then someone said to me, I could find a guided meditation using free apps on my phone. I was so excited. I looked, and I could not find guided meditations that did not cost money. I was disappointed because I was sure this was going to be the way to my success. I mentioned my disappointment to someone else and they then gave me the name of a free app I could download and use. It was perfect because it was only 2 – 5 minutes long, and for someone that did not know how to meditate it was a great learning platform.
After some time I became bored with the same few meditations. I wanted more and I still did not want to pay for apps on my phone. Then another person told me that there were hundreds on YouTube. That may be obvious today, but a few years ago it was not. I started finding one, two, three… I had a few I liked and listened to often. They taught me how to meditate for longer times and in different ways. As I became better at self-meditation I continued to find more videos to listen to and follow. With my growth came an opening that allowed me to see and find more of what I had. I subscribed to one channel and two more would pop up as recommendations. The more I listened the more channels became available. There are literally thousands of sites with free meditation music that I now take advantage of and at one time I could not find one.
There is an old saying that I’m going to paraphrase here, and I think you will get the gist of the meaning:
–To those that have much, much will be given & and expected– 1
You have a lot and there are literally thousands of places for you to share what you have. The way to success is to ensure that you don’t give up looking for what you need.
1 Partially based on Luke 12:48