Go on living in a Lego world. The toy you love can help you pave a path to greater happiness and peace one brick at a time.
If you are like me and many others have spent hours playing with Lego or any other building bricks when you were growing up, than now you can use those memories to build a more rewarding meditation practice.
Toys come and go, but those colorful building bricks keep going strong, as it satisfies the inborn strive of every human for creation. Those colorful bricks have their own theme parks, museum shows, and a blockbuster movie. And not only kids enjoy playing those, very often parent join their play, making this experience even more satisfying.
Likewise building blocks, so and meditation open up a world of possibilities. Connect the pieces with these three exercises inspired by Building Blocks.
Even when you build a dream home, you have to take it apart if you want to reuse the pieces for a space rocket. Celebrate change and the opportunities it brings
Form a new habit. One effective way to break a bad habit is to identify your trigger, and replace your usual response with something more constructive. Meditate on what you want to do differently, and take the first step
Broaden your circle. Old friendships sometimes fade away when life events pull us in different directions. Picture how you can reach out and strengthen your support network.
Picking up the Pieces
Clear away clutter. How about deep cleaning your house? Motivate yourself by focusing on how a tidy home helps you feel more relaxed and productive
Question your assumptions. Doubts and fears can taint your mind just like muddy footprints on a kitchen floor. Pick one mental obstacle you can start to overcome. If you struggled with Algebra in high school, take an accounting course that will help you to do your job more effectively, and stop avoiding tasks that involve numbers.
Notice small blessings. Take a closer look at the ordinary things you tend to take for granted. Be thankful for the way your children share their toys and eat their vegetables. Take pleasure in a good book or an ice cream sundae.
Value yourself. Remember that you're awesome, especially when you've had a tough day. Think about the challenges you've faced. Give yourself credit for your achievements and hard work. Contemplate what happiness means to you. Pay attention to how you're caring for your physical and mental wellbeing.
And be creative - try to find meditation ways in anything you do.
Share with me your experiences - would love to hear back.