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The Importance Of Being Earnest and How It Will Help You Attain Peace

the importance of being earnest

Being earnest is correlated with diligence, sincerity, and continuity. These qualities depict an individual’s personality. Earnestness is a seriousness in attitude which helps an individual to take on the endeavor of awakening and development. Read on to know how earnestness will unlock the peace inside you.

One of the unexpected benefits of my commitment to meditation is often called “awakening.”
This is a sense of peacefulness throughout the day, and a 100% engagement with the present moment—without distraction—even when I’m not meditating. And I’m convinced that anyone can experience this happiness as long as you approach your sitting practice with earnestness.

The Importance Of Being Earnest

Earnestness is the secret to developing a practice that will work for you. If you’ve been looking for happiness, personal growth, spiritual development, enlightenment, or whatever other names this state of pure, present being is called, meditation will end your search.

Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance Of Being Earnest and How It Will Help You Attain Peace

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But I’m not just talking about a meditative practice that you’ll take or leave depending on your daily schedule. I’m referring to a lifelong commitment to the practice.

If you’re looking for true personal transformation, you’ll inevitably have to let go of whatever activities prevent you from plunging into a regular sitting practice; it must rise to the top of your to-do list. Only when you do this, will you experience the long-term benefits of the practice.

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The Importance Of Being Earnest and How It Will Help You Attain Peace

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Developing A Sense Of “All Is Well” Requires Discipline & Consistency

In order to make meditation a central part of who you are, you may have to give up activities—or perhaps do them less. You may have to forego other goals in your life—or maybe extend their timelines.

Sometimes, even when you’re tired, and you’re not motivated to sit, you’ll do it anyway. Like anything worthwhile in life, such as an advanced professional degree, an athletic accomplishment, or a wonderful relationship, the greater your investment of time and focus, the greater the benefit you’ll realize.

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Raise your spiritual vibration.
The Importance Of Being Earnest and How It Will Help You Attain Peace

If awakening is important to you, then I encourage you to make meditation a priority. Once you recognize the life-changing power of meditation and you earnestly, fully embrace the practice, the results will speak for themselves. You’ll experience peace beyond understanding. 

Are you ready to be earnest?


Written By: Robert Puff 
Originally Appeared On: Psychology Today 
Republished With Permission
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The Importance Of Being Earnest and How It Will Help You Attain Peace

Robert Puff

Dr. Robert Puff is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist who brings a holistic approach to marriage and couples counseling, individual therapy, and family, teenager & child counseling. For over 30 years, he has been successfully helping clients find greater peace and success in their lives and relationships by using a therapy that addresses the spiritual, emotional, nutritional, and physical aspects of the individual. Dr. Puff has a private practice in Newport Beach, just south of Hoag on PCH, where he is able to help couples, individuals, families, and organizations in all parts of Orange County and Southern California.View Author posts