Saying “I want to break ______ in my life. It’s a bad habit of mine” is not saying enough. Year after year the previous statement leads to a pile up of bad habits creating a chaos in our lives with nothing to hold them in check. Today’s mediation focuses on finding those root causes of why we don’t see victory over bad habits. I’ll openly admit I drink too much soda and go through drive-thru’s on a weekly basis, but saying soda and fast food are “bad habits” is like calling a lion a cuddly kitty cat. Both are damaging to my health in ways I don’t want to think about, yet that is the problem: we don’t think about why we do what we do,nor do we pray to ask God to help us achieve victory over them. In Psalms 35:3 David, the writer or Psalms, asks God to say “I will give you victory!” Even better, we already have that victorious power to overcome if we will just ask (Romans 8:37).
Below will detail the meditation for rooting out why we don’t experience victory over what aims to control our future by binding us in stagnation. There is no time limit so you can take five minutes or less all depending on your preference. Let this be a time for self-care where you pour back in to replenish your energy expended in daily life.
Start with simple prayer asking for victory over your bad habit(s). If you are choosing to journal your progress, write down your intention of achieving victory over _______. Do this for each habit you want to root out so you can record each root cause individually. After starting your journal connect to your breath for a few minutes to center your mind.
A few ideas to let dwell in the back of your mind while you meditate are: When did you begin? Who introduced to this custom or who did you observe doing this? How old were you? What emotions rush to the surface when you meditate? Don’t force any of the answers or try to name the root of the habit now, this is a time to just be present with your breath and spirit. Save all reactions for when you journal or reflect after the mediation.
End your time by inhaling and exhaling to re-centering yourself in the present repeating in a whisper: “I have the power to change.” Feel free to make this personal by adding what habit you want to change. Do a few Lions Breath as well to build a roaring fire under your willpower.
Thank You for taking time to nourish your spirit today and for taking time to read this post. Leave a comment below if you enjoyed as I would love to hear from you!
Blessing and Peace- Randa 🙂