This is an older article (two years old), but it it has very valuable information that is still relevant today.
It is a lazy, late summer, Sunday afternoon. The weather is cool enough to remind one that fall is just around the corner. There is a gentle breeze, and barely a cloud in the sky.
I love days like today.
I’m not saying that I only love days like this, but today I am in a good mood and I love listening to the breeze with all of the windows open. Getting fresh air inside without excessive heat or humidity. It smells clean without being crisp – if you understand what I mean.
I think today will be a good meditation day – I should be able to clear my mind fairly easily. Today, I feel chill.
What do you like (or dislike) about days like today?
I used to meditate pretty regularly. I enjoyed it, and I found it to be quite relaxing.
I haven’t done it for quite some time, so I thought I would try again today.
My brain was all over the place – here are some examples:
- I sang Ramalama (Bang Bang) in my head
- I wondered what the cats were doing
- I listened to the dryer, and was curious whether or not I accidentally shrank my sweater
- “I need more cowbell.“
- I worried about the dehumidifier being loud (was there an issue)
- I dozed off at one point
- I tried to remember what page I was on (I’m reading Pride and Prejudice)
- I compared and contrasted the movies Pride and Prejudice (1995 – technically a mini-series and starring Colin Firth) and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
What I wasn’t doing was being in the moment, but that is a part of starting over with mediation. You do not give up, you do it again tomorrow, and you keep trying to clear your mind.
I do need to come up with a good mantra. I am open to suggestions.