When the brighter aspects of living have been obscured by the fog of anxiety or sadness, we cannot predict when it will lift. And since the transition is gradual, it’s easy to miss the fact that our efforts - including meditation and sound therapy with singing bowls - are working.
Have you committed yourself to a more mindful life, but find yourself wanting to give up and go back to bed? Don’t pack it in just yet; here are signs that your singing bowl is really starting to work for you.
You get more done.
When we’re weathering one of life’s tougher seasons, productivity is usually one of our biggest sources of guilt. We didn’t accomplish what we wanted, and if we did finish some tasks, we feel like it wasn’t enough.
One side effect of meditating with singing bowls is that eventually, you realize that everything you achieved today is enough. And if you did actually get more done, it’s not surprising. That's just one of the key benefits of mindfulness, made more potent with the help of a singing bowl.
Bad moods don’t last.
Why does negativity sometimes feel permanent? It’s tougher to endure things that don’t feel good. But today, you may notice that feeling bad isn’t the end of the world. And when you acknowledge the impermanence of everything, it’s allowed to leave.
You feel more in control.
Control is a tricky subject, as the desire for it can lead to a lot of disappointment. We’ll never be in control of everything. However, knowing you have tools and solutions alleviates a lot of worry and despair.
That’s exactly what your singing bowl is - a tool you can turn to when you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed. Make it part of your plan for bad days, and your wellbeing is back in your hands.
Things fall into place.
Everything we can’t control is still in the universe’s hands. When your outlook lifts a bit, pay attention to what works out. You’ll notice that a lot of things didn’t have the negative outcome you were anticipating. In fact, you may begin to spot some synchronicities, letting you know everything is playing out exactly as it’s supposed to.
You judge less.
What’s right, wrong, good, or bad? Believe it or not, a healthy mind leaves room for a lot of gray areas when it comes to positive versus negative. This isn’t to say that our moral compass dissolves; it simply means that sleeping in is as easily good (resting well) as it is “bad” (feeling lazy).
Spend a few minutes a day with your singing bowl, and after a few weeks, you’ll find that things don’t rub up against you the way they normally might.
You share more.
When you feel lighter, you open up. And when you do that, you feel closer to the idea that everything and everyone is interconnected. Sharing also lets us know that our worries and fears aren’t “special” - many people have the exact same feelings.
What would you like to share today? We recommend sharing the healing sound of singing bowls, whether you play it for someone you love or give them their own set today. Let us know in the comments how long you’ve been playing your singing bowl, and what changes you have noticed.