Time for month nine of Mindfulness Meditation exercises! You can read through all the previous Mindfulness Meditation months to get yourself going before this one, but then come back to join us here!
Mindfulness Meditation is about finding ways to help center yourself. These exercises are meant to help you find some peace within yourself, and help guide you towards a more calm and positive existence. You can practice these activities on the train, in the car, in the bathroom, at a restaurant – wherever works for you. The most important thing is to do them – and do them consistently – in order to see their effectiveness on your life.
Mindfulness Meditation Exercise – Month #9
This exercise is about relieving yourself of some internal burdens. Here is my challenge to you:
Find one thing that you regret having done and work on forgiving yourself.
We have all done things that we aren’t proud of – and they usually live in a range of unfortunate to really painful. Whether you’ve said things you didn’t mean to, done things that you thought better of later, or matured to a point where you wish you hadn’t done something in the past, we all have those nagging instances. It is time to let them go. These regrets eat at us, and they never really go away. If you owe an apology to a friend – even one from long ago – give one. Whether they acknowledge your having done the “thing” or not, you will get it off your chest and they will see your sincerity. If you just can’t face the person or situation, or the person is no longer with us, write it down. This exercise is for you to help unburden yourself, no one else. Their hearing the apology would be a bonus, but you can get to that stage later – or never. Write an apology letter and keep it – or burn it. Get the regrets out of your body. Once you’ve accomplished one apology, see if you can manage a second and/or third. Each of these steps is another weight lifted off your shoulders. All anyone wants is to feel validated, so just saying you are sorry can go a very long way. I hope you find some peace with this exercise. Good luck!