So there I was, sitting here in my little sun room this morning, trying to be a good blogger and participant in the Second Happiness Challenge, and, well, shit.
I don't think I know how to meditate.
I mean, 10 minutes is a really long time, don't you think?
I'm not really sure what to do with my Self.
If I start thinking about work, do I need to start over? If I start thinking about blogging, do I need to start over? Does it not count if I have a cup of coffee next to me? If I get bored can I do some stretches or sun salutations or something? Do I have to be still?
Can I just go hang out on my back porch with my cup of coffee and be quiet? Does that count?
Oh man. You already know I'm not down with the yoga, and I think I am pretty self-focused and aware (perhaps a little too focused?), but I really do want to give this a shot. Any helpful sites or sources I should look to?
Ha! So I got to about 8 minutes today and then I started thinking about dinner. And that led to me thinking about making eggs. Which got me on the thought of how much I'd like a bowl of popcorn. And then I realized that I was thinking about popcorn and not meditating. And then I got stressed about it. And then the timer went off :-) I have to say that it is getting progressively a little easier to sit still.
I have been practicing meditation for a few years - but never that diligently. My mind wonders so easily still. The goal, I am told, is to gently remind yourself to go back to neutral and eventually it will get easier. I'm still waiting though!
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