We recently watched two films on Netflix about the practice of meditation:
2. On Meditation
How often do we give ourselves time to sit and embrace stillness? After watching both films, we were inspired to meditate, daily. Five minutes in the morning. Five minutes before bed.
This has been challenging because I just want to get it right--listening only to the inhale and exhale of my breath. But the reality is that I am thinking about everything and anything, including
What's for lunch?
What's for dinner?
I need to do laundry.
And of course....
Are the five minutes up?
Yet, I try and try and try again. Letting one thought pass, and then the next, and so forth. And sometimes I do hear, without distractions, a single exhale. If you are looking to jump-start your meditation practice, I do recommend the two films above for motivation and inspiration to give it a try!
We are magnificent beings that tend to give so much of ourselves without proper replenishment. Yet we are just as worthy to those we fully give our energy and attention. And if Russell Simmons, a business magnate, can find 2.5 hours for yoga and meditation, each day, I know I certainly can dedicate 10 minutes of quiet, peace, stillness, self-love, and calm to me, myself, and I.
Now, how about you? Can you give some time of quiet to yourself?
You are worth it, and you deserve it.