The most important thing I do for my well-being

It is no secret that I am passionate about wellness. I firmly believe that if everyone were more focused on their own personal self-care, the world would be filled with joyful, energetic, and enthusiastically generous beings.

 

I have many self-care practices in my life, some daily, some weekly, some monthly, and some yearly, including yoga, hiking, dancing, traveling and eating copious amounts of green vegetables. For the most part it’s impossible to rank these elements of my life as I feel they are all integral to the wellness of my body, mind, and spirit.

 

However, there is one thing that I do that I place on top, that if I can only fit in one self-care practice in a day, then this is it. Meditation.

 

It wasn’t always this way. Finding my way to a consistent meditation practice was a long and meandering road. Exercise was important to me from the age of 13. Yoga and eating healthy made grand showings and huge leaps and bounds in how I felt about life and myself, but meditation was the icing on the wellness cupcake, and now the glue that binds it all together.

 

Before Meditation

 

Before Meditation

 

Anxious, angry, short-tempered, stubborn, fearful, lacking in self-love. There were moments of calm and peace, usually when exercising or doing yoga or painting. The undercurrents of wellness were there, and the desire and motivation were there, but the energy was very dispersed.

 

 

After Meditation

 

After Meditation

 

Calm, centered, focused, hopeful, present, joyful, enthusiastic, continuously expanding self-love. All of the emotions and states of being listed in the “before” picture are still present, but lovingly contained and manageable. I feel them, then rather than attaching to them, I either let them go or take the steps to transform them. Perfect serenity all the time? Hardly. But I’m better than I’ve ever been, with an over-current of bliss rather than anxiety.

 

Most people are on board with needing to exercise and eat right. You spend the time and money to take care of your body, but what about your mind and spirit? Yes, they are served by clean diet and movement, but not directly addressed. With the constant stream of distraction and stimulation that surrounds us, I find it more important than ever to spend quiet, uninterrupted time with yourself on a daily basis. There’s nothing to be afraid of! It’s a magical and thrilling journey that leads to an ocean of peace that you’ll want to immerse yourself in regularly.

 

Take the plunge! Be supported on your meditation journey with one-on-one meditation tutorials, that I offer to you no matter where you are in the world. This is the best way to start a simple and solid practice that will be with you for a lifetime. CLICK HERE TO START MEDITATING TODAY.

 

Please share this post widely. The world can only benefit from having more meditators. Peace within = self-love = more love in the world = world peace.

 

Can’t wait!!

 

Lots of Love,

Sasha

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Published by Sasha Marie Stone

Happiness Engineer at Automattic, work-from-home wellness expert, life coach, and dog mom.

9 thoughts on “The most important thing I do for my well-being

  1. Amen! Inner peace, world peace! My daily meditation is essential for training my attention to be where I want it to be. It’s also a time for me to BE with myself in the purest, most intimate way — to experience simply being human without all the stuff that gets piled on top of that.

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    1. Yes, love that Patty, an opportunity for Being rather than Doing. It is, indeed, a beautiful and intimate way to be with and connect with ourselves. We deserve that! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Sasha, you are so right on…I agree that meditation really is the heart of our healing practices.

    Thank you for sharing your insights and beautiful art…the visuals really clarify the sense of peace that meditation creates.

    Peace + Love = Happiness 😉

    Lots of love to you!

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    1. Thank you for sharing Denise. It’s no surprise to me that we are in alignment with this. Your spirit resonates as someone who meditates!

      Lots of love to you too! I hope all is well.

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  3. I could not wait to start my first of four sessions, learning how to meditate and to feel peace within, it was a lovely experience, my one on one tutorial with Sash could not of come at a more perfect time, looking forward to my next three

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    1. It was a wonderful start and I’m so excited that you’re taking time to build more peace in your life. What a worthy use of time! xoxo

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  4. Hello Sash,

    Great blog and gorgeous imagery. I love your art work. I hope that you fold equal parts of artistic expression into your day as well. Meditation is a slippery and illusive component in my life. Love it when I do it….don’t do it very often. You inspire me. Much love to you, Jodeen

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    1. Thanks love. Sticking to a daily time is what has kept it thriving for me. Even if it’s not the exact same time clock wise, it’s at the same point in my daily routine (wake-up, drink water and apple cider vinegar, wash face and brush teeth, meditate). Sending love! xo

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