Meditation is probably the best thing I’ve done for myself, EVER. It nurtures, it comforts, it heals. About a year ago, I started to think about meditation as a way to help me cope with the stresses in life. I was already doing some yoga – it seemed like a logical next step.
I love the serendipity in life! Shortly after I decided I needed to start meditating, a friend introduced me to mantra meditation. She got me started and I was able to do it on my own, whenever I wanted. Then my yoga instructor started adding meditation to our yoga practice and then she added separate meditation classes too. It was a wonderful way to learn about many different ways to meditate. Yep, the universe is pretty cool. I put out there what I needed help with and help arrived.
Through the instruction and patience of my teacher, friends and classmates, I have tried mantra meditation, mandala meditation, guided meditation, and chakra meditation. I love it. I love the breath work, the inner voyage, the imagery, and the peace. But most of all, I love the way I feel and how I move through the world when I am meditating regularly.
My story now: Currently, I am not meditating. WHY?! Why do we deny ourselves the things that do the most good. The things that make us feel the happiest and healthiest? I have no excuses. I can only try to make a change. I will make a change; and one thing I know from experience that will work for me is making myself accountable by saying what I need to do out loud. IN PUBLIC. On THIS BLOG.