May 21, 2017

Meditation Challenge: Day 6

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:36 am by kellyfdennis

There are some things I’ve noticed so far in my challenge to meditate 10 minutes per day for 10 days. Routine is important. I have not developed a consistent time, place, and style of meditation because this is a new experience. I think it would help to work on settling into a routine. I’ve also noticed that the guided meditations create a situation in which my mind has something to focus on (the voice) and I experience less monkey brain. I am trying to stretch myself, though, and have moved to  music only and hope to move to silence by the end of this challenge.

On Day 6 I sat inside and chose a music only meditation: Serenity Spa Relaxation Music: Lullaby. This particular piece had an unmistakable rhythm and I found it easy to settle in to the rhythm of my breathing. After a few moments the busy day that was coming creeped into my thoughts. I thanked my  mind, and returned to breathing. I tuned into the rhythm of the piece, matched my breathing to the rhythm and was able to stay connected for a few minutes more. Unfortunately, I did not check the length of this music track, and it ended and moved to the next piece, which was a distraction for my mind.

As I attempted to settle in to the new music, I had the thought that maybe tomorrow was the time to try silence. Perhaps the music itself is too distracting. Overall, though, I was able to sit for a little longer than in past times.

I’m interested and curious to see what Day 7 holds! Be Well and Have a Wonderful Day!

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