A Big Confession
Once again I’ve come with promises, and once again I’ve left you high and dry. Months have passed since my last post and my voice on this page remains silent.
The truth is, I’ve been struggling.
I’ve been struggling with some personal issues going on in my life.
I’ve been struggling to wrap my head around… well, everything.
I’ve been struggling to admit that even the Happy Chanter suffers not-so-happy times.
I’ve been struggling to accept that I’m only human and that it’s okay to struggle sometimes.
I’ve been struggling to share the struggle, to bare my soul, to open up and truly connect, with you, with mySelf, with the Universe.
Worst of all, I’ve been struggling to chant.
That’s the hardest thing to own up to, especially here.
To admit that I’ve fallen away from the basis of this blog and the focus of my life.
To admit that I don’t even follow my own advice and dedicate time every day to sit with mySelf and Connect.
To admit that I don’t practice what I preach.
We’re Only Human
I guess we’ve all been there from time to time, right? Spiritual exercise can be just as challenging to maintain as physical exercise or other healthy habits, despite the benefits. Isn’t it baffling how something that is so Good, and good for you, is sometimes the hardest thing in the world to actually do? Have you ever felt like this? I see in some of your messages that some of you are on and off with your practice, so I hope you can relate.
You know what, though? I think it’s okay to falter every once in a while. This just means we’re human. We’re normal. The reason we are here is to experience human life, ups and downs and all. And the struggles and suffering that are sometimes inherent in Life can always be harnessed for greater growth.
No matter how much your practice has lapsed, or how long it’s been since you chanted or meditated or prayed, it is never too late to start again and re-build. To take action to re-fortify your Soul. To take time to focus on yourSelf and your well-being. To learn from the past and flourish in the future.
Despite the struggle I’ve had with the practice itself, my faith and beliefs have not wavered.
My understanding of the practice of chanting nam myoho renge kyo, of the Law of Attraction, of the energetic mechanisms at play in the game of Life, are still crystal clear.
Chanting nam myoho renge kyo is the one thing that brought me peace and happiness during a dark time, and truly changed my life.
So, it’s time to start again 🙂
A Big Commitment
I clearly need a bit of a kick up the arse to get back into my regular practice, something that I KNOW makes me feel lighter and brighter and brings clarity to a murky mind. I also need accountability to make sure I actually do it.
So I’ve made a bit of a snap decision to make my effort as public as possible!
I know it’s all a bit last minute, but a new month is just around the corner so I’d like to make the most of the timing (and the alliteration potential), and introduce you to (insert fanfare here)…
Starting tomorrow, a full month (and beyond) of committed daily practice and re-connection with Self and Soul. I will be dedicating time every single day to chanting nam myoho renge kyo, and will be posting daily updates and reflections on Facebook and Instagram.
Are any of you struggling at the moment, like me, with daily wellness practice?
Would you like to take the opportunity to re-commit, and connect with like-minded souls along the way?
Why don’t you jump in on the Mantra March movement??
I would love to make this a collective effort, for you guys to join in, for us to be able to encourage each other, to discuss ideas and insights, to share experiences, to help each other out. Let’s do this together.
There’s nothing formal to sign up for (as I said, it’s all a bit last minute!) – all you have to do is commit to a daily wellness practice, and then follow along on Facebook and/or Instagram and join the discussion there. I will be posting daily developments and prompts to ponder, so feel free to jump with a comment or a question anytime.
As for the practice itself, if you want to chant nam myoho renge kyo, great!
If you want to chant another mantra, no problem!
Even if you want to challenge yourself to do something else, like silent meditation, yoga, or creative expression – anything goes!
Take the rest of today to really think about and plan how you’re going to commit to a daily habit, wake up tomorrow morning – and do it!
I have been struggling… but right now, I’m feeling energised and excited. I know that a regular chanting practice enhances everything, within and without, and I’m eager to re-Connect, with you, me, and everything in between.