May 14

Thank you for joining us for A Month of Meditation!

Welcome to Day 14!

(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 14 — 19 Comments

  1. Riding my bike on the street, putting attention to al my sense perceptions on urban landscape,people, sounds, the force on my feet to pedal, and emotions, is a meditation in it’s own right. The challenge, as always, is to maintain an aware state of presence throughout the day. To recognize fears is something the mind doesn’t like. But they are appearing strong these days, strong enough to wake me up and make me aware of them. Then I work on stop thinking, but they are strong and require a sustained presence until they subside, and then again…

  2. I haven’t been back to update for a few days. I have been doing great on meditating, until the weekend, when I didn’t get time and then forgot completely on Sunday when I had even allocated time to meditate! Argh. Wanting to get meditating into a routine/habit (like brushing my teeth) where I don’t ‘forget’. Glad I signed up for the whole month of May – maybe it will be more of a habit by then! Thanks :)
    Claire Hennessy recently posted..A-Z ReflectionsMy Profile

    • Hey, Claire– Wanted to say congrats on doing great on meditating & encourage you to not beat yourself up over a couple of days–especially when you’ve been so consistent otherwise. I’ve had periods of on-again/off-again, and I’ve found that what finally made it stick is building it into my routine and doing it in the SAME ORDER (& same place) every day. For me, it’s every morning after I feed the cats, before I walk the dog–probably will be different for you and everyone else. Also, maybe this “trick” won’t work for everyone, but it’s really been the one thing that’s finally made it stick for me (so much so that when I adopt new habits from now on I’m going to do the same thing). Hope this is helpful. Enjoy the meditating–and be good to yourself!
      Dan Teck recently posted..What’s Your Little Miss Sunshine Van?My Profile

      • Thanks for the encouragement, Dan. I noticed this morning when I was meditating that I really beat myself up a lot! Need to be kinder to myself. Thanks for the tip about scheduling – I have got the same advice from about 4 different people now so perhaps the Universe is trying to tell me something! LOL If only I would just listen, eh?!
        Claire Hennessy recently posted..A-Z ReflectionsMy Profile

        • I agree with Dan about both the scheduling part and also the encouragement to be kinder to yourself. We’re always the hardest on ourselves, aren’t we? I haven’t found a set time to meditate yet either, but I have found that I think about meditating often throughout the day – so it’s definitely popping up and floating around my brain. The habit is on its way for both of us, I just know it! :) So glad you’re sticking with it!
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  3. Did it! This is definitely one of those days when, before this month I would have told myself that I’m “too busy to meditate”–but doing this program/group has really shown me that I can always set aside at least 10 minutes–and I’m always glad when I do! Thanks, Jodi, for setting this up–and to everyone else here contributing your thoughts, experiences, and positive energy, which definitely helps keep me going (or not-going!).
    Dan Teck recently posted..What’s Your Little Miss Sunshine Van?My Profile

  4. Glad to see others “slacking” on posting here as well! ;) I’ve been keeping up with some form of practice the last several days. With yesterday being the most intensive, did a mindfulness meditation 10 mins in the afternoon, a little Tai Chi, and then attending a “sangha” with mindfulness meditation. Got to hang out with some lovely Mindfulness practioners that study in the tradition of thich nhat hanh. Then we all had dinner after at a really nice Tibetan restaurant here in town. It was really great, because it was mother’s day and my mom died last year, they were lovely people and it was very rejuvenating after a long week of work as well.

    Highly recommended: going to meetup.com to find a meditation group of your liking in your area. Communing with others in the practice of meditation is a different experience than just doing it alone (which is great too) but of course it sets an entire atmosphere of support, relaxation and consciousness, that’s different than doing it alone!

    Makes me think, maybe we could setup a Google Hangout meditation group would be a great support too.
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  5. started the day very early with research and it felt intrinsic as I was studying Jim Morrison, the personality profile I am writing for a final paper. It just took me back to my little girl days of flowered jumpers and hearing The Doors on the radio. All the sixties music that I listened, Dylan and such it made me believe in the spiritual hope for peace and goodness. I know I was young but songs like “one tin soldier” and “It’s a Long Road to Freedom” and “Mr. Tambourine” just sent me back. It was a surrealistic morning and set a sweet tone for the day…

  6. Monday 14th May 2012
    Meditation of 14 minutes.
    As I closed my eyes and took a couple of deep breaths I had the image of a bouquet of flowers that someone wanted to give me. So that left me with a lovely feeling of gratitude.
    I started to sift and sort the images in my head as they all came cascading in, pondering on snippets I’ve been told today, thinking of others I haven’t heard from in a while.
    I seemed to go ‘deep’ into a relaxing mode with quietness all around me. Nothing disturbed my time today.
    I would say it was quite a successful meditation. I am looking forward to tomorrow
    Sally recently posted..RED LIPSTICKMy Profile

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