Meghan Markle shares key to happiness in resurfaced blog post
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
While moving countries and becoming a royal sounds quite stressful, Meghan Markle has managed the transition seamlessly - a feat that may have something to do with her dedication to meditation.
Prior to becoming the Duchess of Sussex, Markle ran the popular lifestyle blog, The Tig, where she described her favourite foods, travel destinations, and, it turns out, the key to her happiness.
In a post written in 2015, Markle revealed that she was a practitioner of Vedic meditation - something she’d learned from a man called “Light” - and that practising had made her “just happier.”
According to the former actress, she’d met Light Watkins while having dinner with a friend in Santa Monica, California.
“Yes, his name is Light,” she’d written. “This is LA after all.”
Watkins turned out to be a Vedic meditation coach, and after originally questioning how beneficial daily meditation could really be, the 37-year-old decided to give it a shot - and wrote it soon became the “quietude that rocked my world.”
Although the Duchess admitted she’d found meditation “endlessly daunting at first (the thoughts, the distractions, the boredom of it), after a year she realised: “I am just happier. And meditation has much to do with it.”
In addition to describing her own experience with meditation, Markle’s old post also included advice from Watkins on how to try Vedic meditation - a non-religious meditation centred on a silent mantra that will “help you find your inner quiet.”
According to Watkins, while meditating you should “let the act of meditating become synonymous with both noticing your breathing and getting lost in your thoughts.
“Let all of the thoughts come and go - as you forget and become aware that you are meditating, it’s best not to resist any thoughts, including ideas, songs, conversations, images, feelings or sensations,” he advised.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – in pictures
While meditation may not be for everyone, the future royal concluded her post encouraging everyone to at least try it.
“The worst thing that can happen is that you gave yourself 10 minutes of quiet in an endlessly loud world,” she’d written.
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