A week ago, I posted my reactions to a recent meditation seminar I attended. I concluded with a commitment, in print, to meditating daily for one week and then reporting back. This was crucial because I have literally spent the previous decade planning to start meditating, but never actually making the time to do it.
Briefly, here’s how it went… I set aside 10-15 minutes daily, but I didn’t follow my instructor’s advice in two respects. First, I couldn’t find one consistent time of day that worked every day, so I just did it whenever it best fit in. That said, on at least two of the days, it didn’t fit in until it was late and I was tired and ready for bed, but I still forced myself to set my iPhone timer and do it. Second, I didn’t do it in the same location every day. In fact, one day, I did it while sitting in a doctor’s waiting room, and another while waiting at the salon! Again, I just set my timer, closed my eyes, and tuned out. I wasn’t sure what people would think but honestly didn’t worry about it. [Read more…]