Freedom to Choose
When judgement arises in our mind, we can tend to get down on ourselves, thinking of the ‘should have’s’, etc. I know I have spent way too much time judging in my life. Thus, it has become something I want to decrease in my life. In this wonderful meditation, we learn how to decrease our judgments and thus, increase our joy through being present with the power of the breath.
I settled in and began to observe my breathing. Eventually, my mind began to wander and went into judgement mode. Following Jaisa’s guidance, I acknowledged this judgement, let it go and went back to being aware of my breathing body. By being aware of my breathing body, my mind became still and once again, joy was able to reveal itself in my heart space. Joy for just being able to breath in this body. Joy just for this moment, where I have the freedom to choose my thoughts.
We all have the freedom to choose what we want to focus on. If pesky judgements do enter our mind, there are ways to counteract them through acknowledging, letting go and bringing our awareness to our breath. By doing these things, we can and will increase joy in our lives!