May 3

Thank you for joining us for A Month of Meditation!

Welcome to Day 3!

(If you haven’t read what it’s all about, please click here first.)

 

 

I’m so proud of all of us for showing up for ourselves. For knowing that our soul craves this moment of stillness in our day, and for taking action to make that happen. So let’s all pat ourselves on the back for that!

Each day, we’ll click on that Day’s page, and we’ll leave a comment stating that we meditated on that day. That’s all!

If you would like to write more, that’s definitely welcome. It would be really great if we could share about our experiences, too: how we meditated, how long we meditated for, and what the experience was like for us.

Many of us will be using the Re-Awakening Guided Meditation Program, so we can share our experience with that as well.

I’m so excited to get started!

Being a part of a supportive community is half of the fun, so please be sure to check in daily.

Now…let’s go meditate!

P.S. – Please remember to post the artwork on your blogs and share it on FB and Twitter! You can find sample tweets here.


Comments

May 3 — 34 Comments

  1. Chanted this morning after a long workout. I find I need to do this in the morning or I don’t seem to get to it.

    • Great job for keeping at it, Carol! :)
      I think it’s great that you’re already ready for longer meditations. I think the 8-12 minute meditations are perfect for me since I’m just starting and they feel like a long time. Yesterday, I listened to the Protecting Energy meditation, and it was just 6 minutes but gave me a tool that I can tap into for the rest of my life. And each time I listen to it, it will just reinforce that inner knowing.
      I love that there are so many different ways to meditate, and I’m learning so much from everyone’s different practices. :)
      Jodi – Soul Speak recently posted..Ready to Slow Down? A Month of Meditation Starts Today!My Profile

  2. Today I did a heart chakra guided meditation that was recommended by Suzy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkdU7R-v_dg
    I really liked it and feel relaxed and also energized at the same time after listening to it.
    I have to admit that I didn’t really *want* to meditate today. I was thinking about everything that needed to be done and wondered if I really had the time to do this. And then I remembered that I committed to meditating because I know on a deep level that I want to and need to. And so I’m extra proud that I took 10 minutes to sit in stillness.
    :)
    Jodi – Soul Speak recently posted..Ready to Slow Down? A Month of Meditation Starts Today!My Profile

  3. Did it! I’m so glad to have this community of fellow meditators! There are definitely days (like today) when I might think, “I’m too busy to meditate–I’ll just skip a day,” but knowing that I’ve committed to meditating daily for this month–to myself and to all of you–and knowing that I’ll be checking in gives me that extra incentive I need to push past any resistance or excuses that might arise. And, you know what, I’m glad I did!
    Dan Teck recently posted..I’ll know my song well… but not TOO well!My Profile

  4. Today was great! I meditated and set my goals for the future in the Now. I even dreamed about myself in the future and didn’t recognize myself I was so healthy and lightened up in spirit and body! I love it. This is an awesome challenge and commitment.

  5. I just did the self-directed meditation from the Guided Instructions page of the Reawakening Meditation series. I must say I am quite surprised at how much better I feel and I only did it for 5 minutes as recommended for the first time, but I feel like the knot in my chest that I went in with is significantly looser now. I was even surprised at how I was able to concentrate so deeply on my breathing and barely let any of the recent anxiety consuming thoughts disturb me. They tried to creep their way through a few times but I was somehow able to fight them off. I had some nice, soothing music playing quietly while I concentrated on my breathing. I have to be honest…I was so anxious going in and really didn’t think it was going to help but figured I had nothing to lose! When I came back to the bedroom after I was done, I had a text from a beautiful friend letting me know that the universe believes I can get through what I’m going through or they wouldn’t be making me go through all these challenges…perfect timing! I need to hold on to that thought and continue with more meditation practices. Good night everyone!

  6. Listened to the Three Minute Break in the morning and brought up a mental screen and asked the meditation program to run several times during the day in addition which multiplied the effect.

  7. was feeling anger popping up last night, it was bubbling away inside me, so I done a 20 min guided meditation on emotions and was able to accept it and it went away :)

      • Sure, it was a book and cd set I bought about 9 years ago. Its called Insight Meditation by Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein. It has a Breath Meditation, a Walking Meditation, a Meditation on Body Sensations, a Meditation on Hindrances, a Meditation on Emotions and Metta Meditation.

  8. May 3rd Meditation
    Last night was the first night in a very long time when I have slept right through for seven hours without having a broken night (is this due to the meditation)?
    Quite a busy day.
    Took longer to calm down and go into the meditation
    Again used the hum of the computer and the ticking of the wall clock as a focus
    Thought of penguins for some strange, unknown reason.
    Also felt a bit sad but not for myself for others (there have been quite a few traumatic events for other people this week).
    Came out of it quite quickly but feel quite well.
    Sally recently posted..A Month of MeditationMy Profile

  9. Yay! Managed a full 22 mins without interruption! I also realised I have to get more sleep. I have been fighting going to bed early (I am a night owl) but I finally got it that I have to take better care of myself. I need more sleep! So pleased to have this accountability. I really want a daily meditation practice.
    Claire Hennessy recently posted..Meditation in May & Farting!My Profile

  10. I am a late joiner but SO SO need this right now. My life is going through some major upheavals–I passed out at an airport (I thrave for work) and was in the ICU for 4 days–heart was in A-fib–no history of any heart conditions, my daughter keeps small critters, usually as a rescue and she has lost 6 in the last 5 weeks due to a virus one of the new ones brought with it, despite a vet check and the usual quarantine period. On top of that, thaat same daughter is 24, moved back in after a divorce, dating again last year and was pregnant. Yay, a happy event for us. But at the first OB visit, the heart rate was only 60 (normal is between 120 and 160) and her hormone levels were low.Midwife and OB prepped her and her boyfriend for a potential loss. The visit the week after confirmed fetal death. So not a good thing. Then her ex was fired, so her main source of income and ability to pay her tuition is gone now too.

    SO I really, really need to do this. (so does she!)

    Today sat and focused on the anxiety I have centered in the pit of my stomach. I wanted to create mindfulness to that one area to discover why it is feeling this way. No clear answers, but a lessening of the angst. Will be focusing again later

    • Wow, Ruth. I’m so sorry to hear about everything that’s going on. I hope your health is okay – that’s very scary. And my heart goes out to your whole family about your daughter’s pregnancy and the loss of her sweet furry friends.
      I think it’s really commendable that you are here showing up for yourself, especially when you are going through so much. I really feel for you and am sending a big hug your way.
      Jodi – Soul Speak recently posted..5 Books to Help You Live Your Best LifeMy Profile

  11. Today, I meditated at the office right after lunch. I sat on the floor where I could gave out the window to see the sky easily. A gentle warm breeze flowed through the screened window.

    Instead of words, I focused on my breath for about seven minutes. With each inhale, I felt calmer, stronger, and the cares of the day slid out of my mind.

    I felt guided to open both hands wide; one held my thoughts of the past, and the other thoughts of the future. I let them both go and just lived – even for a short spell – completely in the present moment.

    Looking around right after the meditation, it seemed like I was seeing it all for the first time again, like the sensation one has with a new set of glasses when they didn’t realize their eyes were that bad…

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