It’s dangerous to become rote in certain things, because it doesn’t help in remembering why we are doing them. The true meaning of our actions disappear, creating bondage in our shoulds instead of finding liberation in our actions.
A close friend once shared how much resistance she had towards doing a certain 3-minute meditation, and how long those minutes stretched to forever. That certain meditation is for cultivating prosperity, so I asked, “What is your resistance to prosperity?” And she essentially said, “Oh, I didn’t look at it that way.”
Having practiced that meditation myself, I totally get how long those 3 minutes could feel. At face value, no 3-meditation magically pours “prosperity” over you each day you practice them without making additional shifts, but they do trigger and open access to the internal powers we have that’s been buried under social programming.
Understanding that we were doing the meditation to open that up is a different motivation than doing it because we’ve committed to a 3 minute meditation.
Harnessing your WHY carries you forward. Not just in meditation, but in life. If it doesn’t, perhaps the WHY needs to be revisited.