365 Words on Meditating for 365 Days

Everything is temporary: This meditation, the pain in my knees, the thought I’m having now, my emotions, my job, my relationships, my body.

Temporariness is terrifying.

The more I try, the more I struggle.

Every experience “out there” is a reflection of my experience “in here.”

Water is underrated.

Every part of my body holds a different trapped emotional experience. 

“Good” and “bad” are relative AND irrelevant.

What I give my attention to will magnify. 

It is impossible to truly let things go with logic and reason.

Self-love is sometimes the hardest.

Worrying is a creative force that solves exactly nothing.

It is never too late for anything, ever.

The phrase “I am” can be extremely limiting, depending on the context.

I cannot effectively take care of others if I do not take care of myself. 

Why are children told to “be nice” to everyone, but not to themselves?

Pause. More. Often. Not every task needs to be treated like an emergency.

People who support my self-expression are the real heroes.

Listening is more important than speaking.

Being is more important than doing.

Temporariness is exciting.

Busyness is not a sign of worth.

There is a big difference between setting a boundary out of fear and setting a boundary out of love.

Walls and boundaries are different things, too.

Every interaction has the potential to teach me something. Every single one.

Getting sick or injured is a great catalyst for gratitude practice.

How will I ever know if I never try? 

I deserve more than I give myself credit for.

It is possible (and effective) to lead by example.

I can give myself permission to take up space.

Love is only love if it’s unconditional.

I can connect to nature without being physically immersed in it.

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.

Everything is perfect exactly as it is.

Everyone is inherently valuable and beautiful and worthy of love.

Limitations are completely imaginary.

Hiding is still a form of ego.

Patience is a virtue.

Joy is literally everywhere.

Fear can only hold me back if I let it.

Temporariness just...is.

Anything is possible.

Everything is possible.

Aubrey Klein