8 Simple Lessons For Improving Your Meditation Practice

8 Simple Lessons For Improving Your Meditation Practice

Whether you’ve been meditating for eight minutes or for eight years, here are eight quotes by Meditation Guru, Emily Fletcher to help you implement your own meditation practice and become a super performer at work and life.

Why You Should Meditate to Become a Super Performer

Count your blessings for being born in this century because we’re living in the best era in the history of our world.

Here are a few things to be thankful for: the internet, social media connectivity, video-on-demand, and best of all, increased opportunities to chase and live our dreams — be it through free online courses, or the ease of working while traveling to say the least.

With all the opportunities laid on our door step, it’s no wonder why we’re so easily overwhelmed by it all.

Simply put, life today is so fast paced, it’s relatively different compared to a mere 10 years ago.

So, instead of famine, we have the No.1 plague of humanity today: stress.

Enter, meditation; the calm cruiser that’s got scientists studying and proving to be the compass to help us navigate this stressful modern way of living.

Emily Fletcher is a meditation guru unlike any other. She may not be a scientist, or an Eastern healer, but this former Broadway performer knows what it’s like to live a stressed-filled life.

Here are 8 quotes from the teacher herself on how with the help of meditation, you can become the super performer you’ve dreamed of becoming in your life.

1. We Meditate to Get Good at Life, Not to Get Good at Meditation

“Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good.”

– Emily Fletcher
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Multi-tasking is synonymous to the modern way of life.

Today, we all aim to become great at more than just one thing. But becoming the wonder woman/man at home, work and in bed is exhausting.

Life becomes a series of never-ending responsibilities. And meditation seems like yet another responsibility we have to perfect for our general well-being.

Turn this thought around because meditation is a tool to help you get good at life — not to get good at meditation. By keeping a meditation practice, you’re practicing to become more effective and efficient at anything and everything that you do.

2. Thoughts are Not The Enemy of Meditation – EFFORT is

“You will have thoughts while you meditate, and that is OK.”

– Emily Fletcher
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Now, command your heart to stop beating — Impossible?

That’s how ridiculous it is to think you could command your mind to stop thinking.

The more effort you put into denying a thing from happening or trying to control something beyond your means, the more your body wants to do that very thing.

Instead of working hard to swim against the current, go with the flow. Let your thoughts float by, observe and acknowledge them. Gently respect each thought and simply go back to focusing on the present moment at hand.

3. Time is a Human Interpretation of a Series of Nows

 “Real mastery is knowing when to pack the parachute and when to jump out of the plane.”

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– Emily Fletcher

This is how we interpret our time: The past replays itself like a broken record and the future comes in like wispy clouds called speculation; while the present is a blurred vision in-between, that is neither here nor there.

So what now? Because there’s no use in doing an action while fearing the past and fretting about the future.

Every action is a “Now”. Therefore the real mastery of time revolves around three words: Acceptance, Trust and Surrender. Meditation helps us master all three by focusing our mind to the now. All you have to do is accept the reality, trust your intuition, and surrender to the moment.

4. Let It Be Still, and It Will Gradually Become Clear

“Your desires are nature’s way of indicating to you where it’s trying to use you to deliver your fulfillment.”

– Emily Fletcher
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Most are too self-conscious to meditate in a crowd or in public. But what most of us don’t realize is the power of the mind when engaged. Because it is possible to meditate while doing actions like cooking and commuting. Meditation is simply the act of bringing your attention to the present moment without self-judgement.

You’ve probably been meditating this whole time, but you thought your brain was “thinking silently” without a thought in mind. Once you realize the calmness after a silent moment of being present, everything will become clearer.
And that is all you’ll have to do.

5. Nature is Looking for People Who are Awake

“We want to be co-creating with nature. When we get these desires, it is our job to bravely, boldly, and quickly take action.”

– Emily Fletcher
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Was there ever a moment in your life when you stopped pursuing what you thought was an impossible dream — only to find out, someone else did it and succeeded? That’s because you were “asleep” when Nature called to you.

When you meditate more, you’ll realize how much clearer and attainable your goals become. Meditation helps you to become more in-tune with your goals and desires. You’ll be able to think clearly and respond quickly
when Nature comes knocking.

6. Inspiration Moves You Towards The Creative, Fear Moves You Away

 “Bravery is not the absence of fear, it is feeling the fear and doing it anyway.”

– Emily Fletcher
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If you’re wondering how being still can help you stay inspired, take a pulse check and breathe. You might be allowing fear to get the better of you. Keeping a meditation practice can help train your mind to recognize the moment when fear envelops you. Instead of freezing in anxiety, being still could help you hone your focus towards your creativity.

Imagine going through a full day of nerves without pausing for a moment to listen to yourself. Remember, your body’s reaction to doubt and anxiety are reminders that you’re en route to something amazing.

7. Resting is an Action

“When you give your mind and body the rest it needs, your body knows how to heal itself.”

– Emily Fletcher
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As the infamous quote goes, “I’ll sleep when I die”, life in the modern world is filled with a life of busy-being-busy — the counter productive method
to long-term hustling. Emily went from an insomniac to one who sleeps soundly through the night. She stopped getting sick, injured and even reversed her hair from going gray.

Meditation offers our body the No.1 thing it craves in this stress-ridden world: Rest. Being still, taking time to breathe, pausing for a moment, stopping to smell the roses, are all productive actions. When you meditate, you allow your body to physically detox itself from life’s stresses.

8. Instead of Having a Convention About the Darkness, Just Turn on the Light

 “This is why so many of the world’s top performers meditate. This is not a coincidence, they are not special. They have done the work.”

– Emily Fletcher
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Before meditation and mindfulness became the new normal, the world thought that living with stress and mental darkness was an essential part of everyday life.
An average 82% of doctor’s visits are stress-related ailments. So what happens when you turn on the light, in other words, meditate?

With every moment spent reconnecting with your energy and present, you’ll find your stress melts away. Your body begins its recovery process and much like a computer, your brain starts performing more efficiently.

Take it from Emily, and turn on your light.

Once you’ve built your meditation practice, you’ll soon realize you have everything it takes to become the Super Performer you’ve always dreamed of becoming and take charge of your world.

Written by
Emily Fletcher