For those of you, who haven’t read my previous blog Happy or Unhappy, You Chose!, or know what you can/can’t do in a Vipassana Meditation Course…..it’s 10 days living like a Monk…..noble silence, no contact with the outside world and no distractions including reading and writing. Basically, your day mainly consists of meditating, eating (no dinner), taking silent walks on break and sleeping.
With all of that, this ended up being one of the best experiences of my life and I’m extremely grateful that I had the opportunity to go 🙂
Yes, I had breakdowns…crying, wanting to speak to a loved one so desperately, getting angry…although tough to go through at that moment, I knew it was all for the love of releasing the old. And once I got that release out…boy did I feel great! I felt like I released heavy weights I didn’t realize I was carrying around with me.
That’s right! You get to choose if you want to be excited or scared, happy or unhappy.
Which one do you choose?
Happy right?! That’s what I like to hear 🙂
You see, one way to be happy is to choose what you focus on. Yes, what you focus on plays a large role in determining if you are happy or unhappy.
I’ve had the privilege this week of really experiencing what a shift of focus can create in the body. You see, next week I’m headed to a Vipassana Meditation Course. For those of you that don’t know, I’ll be spending 10 days in silence, no contact with the outside world (I’m handing over my phone), and zero distractions. That includes reading and writing. I’ll be living like a Monk for 10 days. To add to that, I haven’t been away from my daughter for that long of a period, with zero contact.