So I have been trying to meditate. I have found that MEDITATE is just another word for NAP. I usually try to sneak in a meditation while no one else is around.....mainly because I don't want to explain what I am doing and why. So I always have a slight amount of fear that I am doing something wrong that keeps me on my toes. Sometimes I lay down. Sometimes I sit up. My mind is constantly racing. Thinking of a million things.....it's like a pinball machine. seriously. Meditating is clearing the mind. Thinking about nothing. Just being. It's peaceful and relaxing. Yesterday, it was cold and I stayed inside. I signed up for the 21 day meditation challenge with Oprah and Deepak Choprah. It's free!! I thought why not get another meditative perspective!! So about 12:30, I layed down and told AAron, "I am going to meditate!" I was confident!! I put on my headphones and the turned on the tape for my lesson in meditation. The mantra was "YUMMMMM" and the focus was inner happiness. about 3 hours later, I woke up.....feeling so refreshed! I said, "Man!! that was a great nap!" Aaron says, "Wait. I thought you were meditating!" I said, "No. I took a nap!" He said, "But you said you were going to meditate!" I said, "I fell asleep. geez." And he said, "Oh. I thought it was odd that you were snoring while you meditated." See? That's why I don't tell anyone what I am doing. Snarky fellow is what he is! It was a deep hard meditative sleep! I loved it and woke up feeling happy.....and hungry! I ate 3 mini chocolate bars to continue with the "Yum" mantra then beat myself up all night long for doing so. I went to a track meet and came home and ate chocolate ice cream. I hope today they have a new mantra. "Yum" is not good for me. Needless to say, I had a hard time getting to sleep last night. I tossed and turned and regretted eating all the chocolate. I thought about starting a health kick. I fretted about getting a job. Then I contemplated my short attention span and tried to figure out how I could incorporate that into a career. Any ideas? I finally fell asleep at some point. I should have tried meditating. It's relaxing. And it provides great release from a racing mind. I never considered doing it more than once a day! I wonder if one could just spend the entire day in a meditative state? I'm gonna google that. I know one thing, I will not try it while driving today.....or walking....which they say you can do......because evidently, it makes me fall asleep. Don't meditate and drive! Hey now! that's catchy! is there any money in making up catchphrases? I could be on to something! Who's the sanky one now?? I like that word. do you??
peace and love to you! Have a wonderful day!