May 23, 2017

Meditation Challenge: Day 8

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:49 am by kellyfdennis

On Day 8 of the meditating 10 minutes per day for 10 days challenge, I began by reminding myself the reason I want to meditate. I want to “be” in the present moment, slowing down my body and mind, and sitting with whatever comes up. I chose to set the practice time for 10 minutes again, choosing the “wooden block” for the 5 minute interval and ending bells. I chose a loop of soothing guitar music for ambient sounds.

I settled in and noticed a difference in my attitude almost immediately. I didn’t feel pressured to breathe a certain way; after a few deep breaths, I allowed my breathing to be whatever it was going to be. At some points I was aware of the guitar music, at some points I was aware of anticipating the 5 minute interval bell. I just noticed these thoughts and returned to experiencing my breath. Just noticing how it felt coming in and going out of my body. I sat for the whole 10 minutes.

What did I notice? I was aware of a “letting go” sort of experience. I felt like I was more of an observer than an evaluator in this particular meditation. I think it was helpful to remind myself that I do have an intention in this that is beyond just marking something of my to-do list for the day. I noticed a willingness to notice the discomfort in my body and then just to let it be there.

I wonder what Day 9 will be like? Be Well and Have a Wonderful Day!

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