One of my last posts invited Readers to join me using the Insight Timer app to meditate daily. Or to share your own personal meditation/quiet-solo-time practices.
I was so inspired by myself and my post, I checked in to the app every day, and religiously sat to meditate.
Until I didn’t.
Then a week went by, and I still didn’t.
Now it’s been two weeks, and I’m continuing to not sit.
One of my three New Year’s eve intentions was to not be self-critical; I do absolutely love myself, and all my flaws (not that there’s many haha), BUT I will still be quick to criticise myself sometimes- like most of us, I’m guessing.
So I’m trying to resist feeling disappointed with my lack of meditation discipline, and admit that I’ve been on holidays/had visitors/been housesitting etc.
Still, it’s not THAT hard to find five or ten minutes to sit quietly is it G?
Is it sabotage? Am I truly just a lazy person? Do I have no self-discipline?
How easy it is to create mental anguish and unhealthy stories, which is the antithesis of the intention to meditate!
How have you been going?
I decided I needed to blog about it, get it off my chest, confess to my failure, and begin again.
And of course this week we lost an incredible meditator and advocate for mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh. I’m sure many of us have been profoundly changed by his teachings, even if they’ve simply been watered down to a mindfulness quote on Facebook. His gentle power reached everywhere, and he invited us all to live in the Now, nowhere else.
So in his honour, here we go: beginning again Now…
In gratitude for Zen Buddhism & mindfulness, G xO