What is the best advice you’ve received?
Scene 1: First 2 weeks of meditation. I was struggling with something. The meditation guide simply said, “Why don’t you throw away the struggle and what’s blocking you with the meditation method?”. I remember scrunching my eyebrows and going, “Yea…that is a solution. Never thought of that before…”
The solution was so incredibly easy. I tried it. It worked. I’m grateful.
Scene 2: I was trying to help promote meditation at a booth outdoors on a weekend. Day 1 was fantastic, everything went well. Day 2 was incredibly hot, and I felt irritated. I stopped helping and went back to the meditation center. The meditation guide asked, “How was it?”. I said, “It’s too hot. I’m irritated”. All the meditation guide said was, “Throw away the irritation”.
I couldn’t accept the advice. I got irritated at him as well and decided to ignore him.
The frustration lingered throughout the day and thoroughly spoiled the day too. When I finally let down my pride and threw away the frustration, I felt better.
Scene 3: I had a medical appointment with the doctor from a year ago. I called the insurance provider about my medical bill and did not like what I heard. I told insurance they were being ridiculous. To top it off, the results from the medical appointment led to more medical appointments. I got home feeling frustrated. As soon as I stepped into the house – dad saw my face. He said, “Throw away!”. I looked at him, and I had to break into a smile. He was right. I was carrying unnecessary frustrations just because things did not go my way. That night, I penned down the frustrations in my journal and threw the frustrations away as well during meditation class. I felt so much lighter after throwing away. I’m grateful.
Scene 4: I was getting a CT scan. I felt a sharp pain in my hands as the contrast agent (dye) enters my body. I shouted. Medical staff quickly assessed me and said, “Your hand is ok, there is no swelling. You’re feeling pressure from the contrast going in. Please bear with it for a while. We are closely monitoring you.” I gritted my teeth.
A few minutes later, medical staff injected saline into my vein. I shouted even louder. Aah!
After the procedure was done (30 minutes max), I checked my hand. It felt tender. The vein looked slightly bigger but there were no bruises. It looked generally ok. But the pain – stayed very strongly in my mind.
That evening, I went to the meditation center to meditate. I threw away the pain from my mind. After an hour, the pain reduced so much from my mind. I felt relieved and grateful. Finally, the mind was in sync with the actual condition of the body, which was actually ok.
There are many more scenes like the above. The advice – throw away – quite simply is a life saver.
By throwing away my pain and negativity from today, I carry less of these burdens through to the next day. It leaves tomorrow free and fresh from today’s burden.
This itself, is already life-changing for me. 💛
Thanks so much for reading! I’m also dropping a link to the meditation for those who are interested.
Have an amazing day everyone~! 😊