I have been doing seated meditation after the workday. Today that meant that i took a bike ride and found the sunniest spot in the park and sat in the glow of the setting sun until it fell behind the buildings. It might have only been 10 minutes but i’m guessing it was somewhere more like 20-30. i didn’t keep track. I just sat.
I have been sitting for 20 minutes at home, up from 10 which i started with on thursday and friday last week. I’ve also used the relaxation pose at the end of my power yoga sessions to count as meditation. By the time i get to the end of session i’m all wrung out and focused so 10 minutes zips by.
I feel good.
I phoned my best friend when i needed to hear someone who understood my situation from outside today and it was a good decision.
I’m feeling fit.
I’m feeling strong.
I’m still on the edge of a very crumbly cliff of life change, but i’m going to use the energy to feel exhillerated and excited and to focus on positive things rather than swirling in the land of the unknown.
My mantra for the rest of the week should be green tara.
power, protection from mundane and perceived misgivings and positive action in the world.
Om Tare, Tuttare, Ture, Svhaha.
Also, Go Arsenal. 2 years ago
and i have decided that today is the day i start doing a daily seated meditation. I sat for 10 minutes today which was short, but felt fine,
i think tomorow i’ll do another 10 minutes and then move up to 15 on sataurday.
The best time of day to meditate for me is in the afternoon when i get home from work.
This is the time in the day that i’m most likely to being a drifting and wandering unfocused afternoon. Those afternoons turn into late searching nights and i never quite know what i’m looking for.
I hope this practice helps me ground myself in a daily routine and separates my worklife from my home life.
I think its a good time to start because i’m in a place that is hectic in my life, and keeping focus is superbly important to me right now.
namaste! 2 years ago
My meditation is to be specific, and to remind me who i am. As the Octopus.
I am patient.
I am intelligent.
I am hungry but VERY particular.
I am a wonderfully cool and non-plussable kid.
I am strong, and flexible.
I am comfortable in my skin
I have everything i need to be happy and satisfied.
Its not about being loved next week, or being appreciated, its about finding my rock, my strength, my POWER.
I’m a little scared, because this involves putting away my need for approval, and instead focusing on my inner strength, not my charm.
I can do this. Sataurday. 3 years ago