By Casey Grey
Everyday we are bombarded with "other people" doing " better and more interesting" stuff than us.
We see pictures and videos of people flexing their muscles, showing off their bodies, going on exciting adventures, laying by the beach, driving expensive cars, wearing the best clothing, having fun with their friends and family and so forth.
Everybody is living a better life than us...
So it seems...
I can't speak for others but I will speak for myself.
Life is fucking hard.
It's a rollercoaster of ups and downs, twists and turns and loop-the-loops and it breaks down often unless it's maintained properly...
I often have days where I question myself and what I'm doing. I wonder what it's all for. If the pain is worth it.
And I always come back around to YES.
Here's the thing. I'm not afraid of hard. I welcome it. I enjoy the challenge. Nobody ever talks about the easy times, we talk about the hard times. The hard times shape us into who we are. We grow from them. We learn from them. We are who we are because of them.
Life is not about getting rid of the hard times. It's about embracing them.
One of the most powerful things I do to help with this (the maintenance of the rollercoaster) is meditation.
Am I an expert in meditation? No. However I have personally experienced the power of taking time for myself to just sit and be with my thoughts.
This is one of the reasons I was so excited to get Jasmine Moore on the Podcast.
Listen to her story of how she went from Science to Bodybuilding to Meditation and Energy Healing. Every single chapter in her life has served her and she pulls from those experiences as she continues along her own life journey.
It's not about getting rid of the chaos. It's about finding the peace within the chaos.