meditation

I’m part of a small group class that meets every Wednesday morning. Our facilitator taught us some basics of meditation yesterday and challenged us to add it to our routine each day.

I woke up this morning and knew I should probably try it before I sat down to my computer. But the draw of checking my email was too strong. šŸ˜¦ God give me strength šŸ™‚

So after checking my email and Facebook (geez!), I waited until Callie left the room and I sat down in one of our comfy green living room chairs. I planted both feet on the floor, turned my palms up on my legs, and closed my eyes. We were to try it for 5 minutes at first. We are to breathe in deeply from the “stove of our stomach” and breathe out through the “fire of our heart.”

That alone takes a couple minutes to master! I then found my thoughts all over the place. It’s extremely hard to quiet our minds! As the thoughts enter, we are to quietly dismiss them and continue on.

I was doing okay and just focusing on my breathing until I realized….oh I should share this in my blog! Then I was done for. I glanced at the clock and I had actually made it 5 minutes. But oh do I have a long way to go!

One Reply to “meditation”

  1. I laughed out loud at this! Reminded me of a great saint, Jerry May, who sat alone in a room to pray. He noticed the door knob was loose and went to investigate. Pretty soon he had the entire mechanism removed with screws everywhere trying to fix it. He had been captured!

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