I feel like I’ve hit a dry spell when it comes to this blog, and to some extent, commenting on others’ blogs (though I still read and “like,” the lazy person’s method). I’m not sure why; part of it was that I was out of town for work for the last week+. But I think the other part is that I’ve finally, finally starting meditating!
Meditation is something I know is good for me and I’ve been meaning to do for a long time. Savasana at the end of yoga has always been a very meaningful time for me, and I find it enormously relaxing. However, the yoga studio I like the best is a bit pricey, and I haven’t gone since before Christmas. I kept saying I “should really just meditate” at home to get the same fix, but I needed enabling, and it finally came.
As part of a workplace initiative to reduce stress, we were all given free 21-day memberships to the Chopra Center, a meditation website run by Deepak Chopra (and supported by Oprah). I decided that I would use Lent and this free membership as both an excuse and a motivation to do a daily meditation. I am proud to say I’m now on day 15 of the program – and am meditating regularly for 15-20 minutes a day!
However, because I’m meditating, the burning need to write has lessened somewhat. Writing was my therapy. But meditation is another great way to process my thoughts and emotions, and I think it’s because of these daily meditations that I haven’t felt the need to write in over a week.
Thanks in advance for bearing with me during my short (I think) hiatus. Please know that I’m still reading you all daily and thinking of you.