Post #72: 16-Minute Storytelling Meditation to Combat Loneliness & Remember God’s Presence
Do you ever find yourself moving through life, everything is fine, then one day you wake up and it’s like the whole world is against you? You feel like you have no friends, you feel like a loser, you feel worthless and unworthy, lonely and isolated, and you are beating yourself down in your head about something you said or did? What the hell happened?! Why do we do this to ourselves?! What triggers this?
I have no idea why this overcomes us suddenly, but I do know that it happens to the best of us. This is the moment in which you have a choice to make. You can do one of two things: wallow in the misery or shift your perspective and remember your connection with God in every moment.
Now let me clue you into something. Sometimes we enjoy wallowing in our misery. If you can’t admit to this then I want you to really take a moment to think about it. If you want to feel miserable then that’s fine. We are here as spiritual beings to have a human experience and sometimes feeling miserable is part of it. But as you wallow, just remember that you are an eternal spiritual being that nothing, NOTHING, can truly harm or hurt in any way. In other words, now you can REALLY ENJOY the misery knowing that it’s just YOU as a spiritual being experiencing a human emotion that is in reality not really happening! Too much to contemplate? That’s okay too!
Now let’s look at your second option. You can make a choice to shift your perspective and remember God’s presence in every moment. To help you do this I am including a storytelling meditation to help you. When I first heard the first story I’m going to share I was mesmerized. I was raised Catholic and this story is about Krishna but it resonated with me in a way that no other stories had. It sticks with me in the more difficult moments in life. The second story is actually a poem that you are probably very familiar with and love.
So the next time you are feeling lonely or like the world is against you, take 16 minutes to find a quiet space, lay down, and listen to the following meditation.
We are always going to have moments in which we feel lonely, isolated, unworthy, and a number of other debilitating emotions. We have to remember that we CAN move out of this dark cloud. We can remind ourselves and each other of our connection with God in each and every moment and keep tools around to help us do exactly this.
Remember, you are a force for good in the world. The more consistent you get with these practices the more your life will become guided, sacred, and filled with meaning. You cannot help but then extend deep peace, joy, and contentment to your loved ones, friends, and everyone you meet. The world could use more of this, so let’s get you in the best space to make it happen.
Click the video above and get started with this amazing practice.