The Words, The Will & The Way {part 2}

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This meditation series is loosely inspired by Alix E. Harrow’s beautiful novel, The Once & Future Witches. Within this magical novel, she writes of 3 things needed to perform a spell - The Words. The Will. & The Way.


We will look at these same elements as tools for our meditation practice. Today’s episode is dedicated to the very peculiar kind of will needed for meditation practice.


In the book, this will was a “you’ve got to want it enough” kind of feeling. An inner strength.


This same strength is needed to get you to cushion, especially, in the beginning. Your will to meditate is the drive to show up day in and day out, even when it is slow, silly, or boring.


We keep showing up and practicing because we trust in what is offered.


AND THEN.


Then, you gotta let go completely. Once you sit on that cushion, you’ve got to release all expectation of what your practice is going to feel like.


It is here that our will to meditate must transform into the will to let go.


Just sit down and breathe.

Listen.

Be curious.

Be kind.


Do it again tomorrow.


Herein lies the magic.


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