How do you keep your meditation practice strong and stable? How do you get inspired? In this episode, I share some of the things that have fueled my fire and helped me a lot in keeping my meditation practice productive.
In particular, we explore the power of getting up early to maximize your experience. For me, this is a game changer. I’ve gone from never setting an alarm to setting it to 515 every morning and I feel awesome as a result.
Because I record a minimum of 30 minutes of meditation. I read 10-20 pages every morning. I can also breathe deeply and exercise (jog). And usually I finish all of that by about 730.
Just walking out the door every morning has affected every aspect of my life and I haven’t looked back. I love it.
Another game changer? Intermittent fasting. During the week, I experimented with just miso and chicken broth for lunch.
So I skip lunch during the week. The result? I feel incredible. I don’t miss dinner. I jump out of bed in the morning. I feel lighter and shed unnecessary pounds.
Also, there is something profound and peaceful about giving up food. There is a reason why fasting has held a sacred place among the spiritual practices of the great mystical traditions since ancient times.
Giving up your base desires makes you strong and gives you spiritual vitality.
Although I only fast from lunch to breakfast (2pm to 6am or about 18 hours), it still makes a difference physically, emotionally and psychologically.
If that sort of thing resonates with you, I can’t recommend it enough.
And finally, I’m sharing some tips and advice I gave to one of our members struggling with motivation. I think you will find it useful.