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Busy, Busy, Busy Meditation

I was talking to a woman the other day. She said that in order for her to meditate she’d have to go find a cow pasture and sit in the middle of it. That would almost be an ideal situation, but, I think what she was inferring was that her life was too busy for such a thing.

Here’s the big secret about meditation. You don’t have to go sit in the middle of a cow pasture, and you don’t have to find a cave on a mountain side in front of which to sit. You don’t have to put on fancy robes, nor arrange cushions on the floor. You don’t have to light candles, nor burn incense. You don’t even have to sit in front of a wall chanting for five days in a row.

These things are all very nice, if you can integrate them into your life style. Most of us are too busy trying to make ends meet, and balancing plates on the ends of broom handles.

Here is the microwaveable version of meditation. Take 5 minutes, preferably 15. Close your eyes, and relax. Envision that you skip a rock across a pond to the other side. It skips across the surface of the water 15 times, flying just a little further between each skip progressively as it approaches the other side. Count the skips. On the 15th skip, it lands on the opposite bank. This skipping across the water to the other side should only take 10, to 15 seconds at the most.

Now, for the remainder of the 5 to 15 minutes, just watch the rock on the opposite bank. Contemplate the rock. If any vagrant thoughts try to get your attention, have those thoughts wait their turns; you’re busy watching a rock.

Till next time, take a few moments for mindfulness. You’ll be glad you did, and it will make you even more spectacular.

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  1. 2010/09/26 at 09:07

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