May 2

Thank you for joining us for A Month of Meditation!

Welcome to Day 2!

(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 2 — 39 Comments

  1. I’ve only ever meditated in a group setting before with someone ‘talking’ me through the journey and then ‘bringing’ me back. So I decided I would try for five minutes and see how it went. I grounded myself in my office chair, feet firmly planted, slowed my breathing, tried to cut out the extraneous noises from inside and outside the house and tried to clear the clutter from my mind. I was aware of the hum of the computer and used it as a focus against all the other noises.
    When I came out of the meditation and looked at the clock the total time was eight minutes. So I think I succeeded! I did feel more refreshed for the rest of the day so I will attempt it again today.
    Sally recently posted..Z is for ZorayaMy Profile

  2. May 2, 2012
    Day two and I feel calm and content. Yesterday’s revelations were huge especially since I have been feeling oppressed by non-stop study and classes. I have come quite far, but the final degree seems so far away at times. I often feel guilty that I cannot spend more time playing with my dogs, especially the young one. Border collie/Australian mix, he needs a lot of play time and his sister the Australian/Chow Chow mix does not have the same energy level. In the back of my mind I’m always thinking “Just hold on and mom will have more time to play,” but that may not be realistic as they are both over 8 years old. I think they are happy; they go with me almost everywhere. I suspect this is part of the collateral damage accompanying my pursuit of becoming a Doctor in psychology. This is just life though. People come and go within our lives and we must appreciate the time we are graced with by them. Those furry clown-iacs are a godsend. I do feel blessed. I updated my computer vision board and it felt good to see where I am headed again more clearly. Life is becoming richer every day and I cannot wait for my physical health to catch up. I am looking forward to the emergence of Summer and I plan to take a trip at least once a month with my dogs, just so we can hang out under the sky far from computers and studies, we all can use that! Today I will honor my physical needs and the assignments because this is my life’s purpose.

  3. I got out of the habit of meditating at some point. And somehow never managed to find the time to get back into it. So I am accepting this challenge and starting up again.

  4. Just finished day 2 meditation. So glad to be back in the daily habit with all of you. Great/fascinating to see the different ways people are meditating. I do breath-counting: counting each exhale and starting over when I get to ten or if my mind wanders and I lose track. Simple, but very calming/grounding. See you all tomorrow!
    Dan Teck recently posted..I’ll know my song well… but not TOO well!My Profile

  5. I’m started slowly, only 2 minutes today. I used my cell phone with really gentle music from Liquid Mind as a timer. The meditation was silent. Except for the highway behind me (I was waiting in the car for my husband), and the birds, and the workers clanging things in the warehouse.

    The goal was to stop, be still, and become present, even on the highway! Success.

    Tomorrow I plan to do this in the quiet of my home.

  6. Today I listened to some beautiful native flute music during my 35 minute car ride home from work and concentrated deeply on my breathing at the same time. Nice deep breaths in and out..tried to drown out all my other thoughts aside from the music and breathing (and concentrating on driving of course). I think I will do this tomorrow on the way to work as well, to help start the day out nice and calm, and whenever else I feel like I can use it. I keep the cd in my car but haven’t listened to it for quite a while now. Hope everyone is enjoying meditation month so far…off to a good start. Good night! :-)

  7. Joined my weekly group for meditation today. Our teacher invited us to focus on curiosity and liberation while following our breath. This really helped with awareness and spaciousness… I like reading about everyone’s journey, thanks!

  8. Day 2 – managed about 17 minutes. I listened to a guided meditation from Mark Romero. Love his music and it’s so good for meditating to (and helps with the AMFs too). Did better than yesterday. I am blogging about my meditation journey and it was featured in The Spiritual Daily blog-newsletter with a link to here :)
    Claire Hennessy recently posted..Meditation – Day 1My Profile

  9. Managed about 4 minutes, in the bath, I was thinking about my day ahead and my mind was racing, I managed to bring myself back to the moment and felt the sensations of the water and managed a brief body scan meditation.

  10. I managed eight minutes of meditation.
    I felt very peaceful.
    I waved somebody out of my life (about time too).
    I came to feeling more refreshed.
    Looking forward to tomorrow’s meditation and hoping I can do longer.
    s recently posted..A Month of MeditationMy Profile

  11. I didn’t time my meditation as I was in the bathtub soaking. Suffice it to say that the hot water turned warm and my fingers were slightly prunish. I spent most of the time wrestling with my monkey mind (it kept going on little trips here and there) but I was able to feel connected. I’m going to investigate the guided meditation. I believe I could use some guidance;)
    Leah recently posted..Purposeful VulnerabilityMy Profile

  12. On my second day of meditation, I decided i’d try it indoors. But i’ve realized being indoors isn’t really my thing. My whole day is spent outside, and that’s where I feel most alive. So the rest of this month of meditation will be spent in the great outdoors.
    Katie S. recently posted..Let’s Go to IcelandMy Profile

  13. Downloaded a “Three Minute Break” mp3 (which is free). It’s actually five minutes long but it programs in the three minute break. So a couple minutes of intro. I did the actual meditation and plan to listen to this daily if I don’t have time to do a longer one, and then invoke the program throughout the day so I feel as though I’ve just done it, repeatedly.

  14. I attempted the second day of meditation after I got home late from work today. I was quite tired. As my husband changed for dinner, I settled in a patch of sunshine, leaning up against my bedroll and hugged a pillow.

    I followed the pattern of which I read yesterday, where I focus on the word “Acceptance” on the inhale, “Compassion” on the exhale, and “Peace” at the rest.

    I felt the Peace, yet my mind still felt irked with irritated thoughts. I reached out, and…

    …fell asleep. My husband woke me for dinner.

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