When I first began working on my recovery from drug addiction, I found it difficult to maintain a clear focus. While I didn’t have a problem focusing on day to day things, I just wasn’t able to focus on anything directed towards me. Why was that, I wondered…? The problem was that I didn’t know myself. I was always so focused on everything else around me that I never sat still and looked inward. Wow! That was a scary thought. I was going to have to look inward, at myself, to discover who I really was.
It was this practice of looking inward that helped me understand who I truly am as a person, and my true mission in life. One of the most important tools in my self discovery was practicing mindful meditation.
I was asked to speak about mindful meditation at an event. Here is a portion of that speech.