May 11

Thank you for joining us for A Month of Meditation!

Welcome to Day 11!

(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 11 — 13 Comments

  1. Hi Jodi, after reading your post on a meditation on your future self, i thought that sounded interesting and i done a wee google and found a 9 minute meditation. What an experience, I was so happy to meet my future self, it was like meeting up with a great friend, I actually got a bit emotional. This has helped me realise how much I value myself, and love myself. I knew I did (most of the time!), but Ive never felt it like that before. Im astonished, I think I just saw myself in a new light. Thank you.

  2. The sun seems brighter, but the air feels chillier, like a late September morn’. Today meditating to Johnny Cash’s graveled sublime voice…smooth as silk it feels on my ears. I so want to play hooky from school today, but alas I have so much to turn in, I must plod on through. It is early yet; I know I am capable. The colors of the leaves against a summer deep blue sky is inviting for an outdoors session, but my fingers turning blue from the cold. I cannot believe we are 1/3rd through the challenge. This has been the easiest challenge for me to do in recent times. I guess I am at that point in my life where the intrinsic wealth of my actions feel so good they drive me onto a better way of living. Today my intention, my commitment is to complete my assignments early so that the weekend can be dedicated to other pursuits and more breathing space. I am become master of psychology in exactly 17 days. All my thoughts and actions before that day have led to this incredible goal and I must learn to feel it and honor it. I hope that when the 27th gets here I will own the hard work I have done so that it becomes part of my person, my skin, and demeanor. An upper classman in high school told me the year she was graduating “Reach for the moon Brenda and eventually you touch the stars.” I remember how inspirational that sounded 32 years ago, but I always wondered why not reach the moon. I understand her point of dreaming big. My family and friends are so excited about the Master’s degree, but to me it is like reaching the stars…The Doctorate degree that I am working on is like the moon. Maybe I just have not allowed myself to feel excited and emotional about the Master’s degree to keep from ending this arduous journey before the end. It is a journey, which definitely is not easy. Looking at three more years, it sounds interminable. I definitely see my purpose as a clinical psychologist for this world full of turmoil and pain. I have put my life on hold for so many years now, what are three more. At the beginning of this journey, this master’s degree seemed unreachable too. It is not that I can do this; I am doing this. Walking that stage in three years I can finally relax into my emotions about these momentous achievements, but I hope to feel the weight and incredibleness closer to now, because I deserve it, anyone completing the steps of their journey deserves to feel proud of themselves and to honor the weight of their accomplishments. Today I am adding feeling proud of myself to my intentions and commitments. As my great grandmother used to say when people did not realize her worth, especially since she felt somewhat ashamed of being forced to quit school at 6th grade to work on the family farm “I am somebody!” She was right and just knowing I came from her greatness I know that “I am somebody” too!

  3. I just did a self-meditation for 5 minutes, sitting up straight, hands on thighs, in a dim room with soft music, concentrating on my breathing. Had me very relaxed. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

  4. For the first time this month, I meditated at a different time: at the end of the day. Still “works,” but I think I’ll go back to routine that was working (earlier in the day). Just glad I’ve got the motivation and support of this group to keep me going, regardless of when. :)
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