Once you start to meditate and to feel the benefits that it brings it can be so tempting to try to nag other’s into it. But don’t!
I am a firm believer in the fact that to practise mindfulness you need to want to do it.
If you try and force someone else they are likely to resist it. Even to have a go at a taster session they need to have an open mind and to see some benefit in it for them.
People have different ways of dealing with things and we don’t all see things the same way. Understanding this is really important.
As a mindful meditator you may find it frustrating. I know so may people who I think could benefit from meditation. People who are stressed out, worried, constantly hectic, depressed or anxious.
So how can you help them to see that meditation could help them?
Well in my view the best way is to lead by example. If you meditate and you are calm and better for it then those around you will notice. You don’t need to force it on anyone – let them see for themselves the difference it makes to you.
Because you are mindful you can help those that you care about. By being present in the moment you will be calm, a good listener and much more clear thinking. Let your friends and family benefit in this way rather than you trying to organise them into meditating every day.
If you really want to get inspired with a whole mindful way of life book onto a Revitalise Day. You will be amazed at the benefit that comes with some time set aside just for you.