Many of our subscribers already know how Mydiamonddays came to be created.
Here’s the full story but if your in a rush here’s the summary.
One day in the midst of an insanely stressful and busy time in my life (3 young kids, renovating, book deadline, job) I arrived at my son’s kindy and couldn’t remember his name. Or what school his brother was at. Nice huh?
After every test known to man, it turned out there was nothing physically wrong with me – just too much on and an inability to relax.
So I started to meditate.
And I loved it – and I wanted to share it – hence the birth of mydiamonddays.
And lately I’ve found another de-stressing tool that is working brilliantly. Running.
There’s something about it that works at releasing my body’s “flight or fight” mechanisms. After a run, I am calmer, happier and….you guessed it…much more likely to settle into one of those gorgeous meditations that help me melt all the way to my toes.
So, if you are a runner, meditator or both or neither but want to me we’ve created a gorgeous thing specially for you.
Okay so today I slept in and my newly minted morning routine went out the window. No run. No meditation. No time. Kinda grumpy all day (not helped by 40 degree heat) so was a frazzled little ball by the time I got to my evening meditation. I chose the second mindfulness meditation from Manish Singh. How can 5 minutes of “breath coming in , breath going out help so much?” I don’t know but it did. Happier and cooler. Miraculously a breeze began at the same time….
Grab yourself some headphones and try this gorgeous meditation. Especially if you are feeling cranky, bummed and as if you might yell at the next person who walks by….
Seriously, how is it so comforting to just focus on the breath. Or on the feel of wind on your skin….
I even went so far as to focus on the warm water as I washed up after dinner shortly after. Mindfulness can be everywhere so they say…..
How’s this for a confession? I haven’t been meditating.
Me who believes deeply that it is one of the simplest, healthiest and wisest things that a human being can do.
I fell off the wagon several months ago and haven’t quite been able to drag myself back. Too busy, too tired, too uninspired.
With the fresh new year nearly upon us with its powdery snow-like promise, I’m getting back on the wagon.
I am going to meditate every. single. day of 2014 using the beautiful meditations from my site. I’m going to try ‘em all and see what happens along the journey.
And to get an extra jump, I started today.
So here’s today. Day 1.
I had a slight headache from too much champagne last night so didn’t get it together to meditate this morning.
Kids around so finally, in desperation, I did it at 5.30 pm. Sounds of the movie the kids were watching (Bedtime stories) resonating through the walls.)
For today, I used this simple timer and followed the directions from Paul Wilson out of his gorgeous book Calm.
Here’s what I did.
Once the meditation started I counted one on the in breath and two on the out breath. I kept that count going until I reached 10 and then I started again.
It took several minutes for my mind to settle but once it did, it was lovely
We asked Sue Fuller of Wellbeing World online a few questions about how she got started in the world of meditation.
Here are her answers - and a 25% discount on the entire range of her website.
How did you discover meditation?
I discovered meditation through yoga. I began with short sittings at the end of my yoga practice. Meditation provides me with a time and space to develop mental clarity – it kind of blows away the cob webs!
What is your favourite thing about helping others meditate?
I love the positive changes that begin to percolate through into peoples lives.
What is one thing you wish everyone knew when they started to meditate?
Ten minutes a day goes along way, sometimes meditation is hard and we look for reasons to put it off. Maybe there are not enough hours in the day….. don’t give up – just ten to fifteen minutes a day will have an extremely positive effect.
It is also important to remember that everyone’s experience of meditation is different. Do not worry about what did or did n’t happen during your session it is extremely positive to be meditating.
Is there any products in particular you’d like Mydiamonddays follows to know about?
It would be great to mention our meditation category. Especially the Learn to Meditate – The Metta Bhavana and The Mindfulness of Breathing and also Chakra Meditation, Seated Relaxations and Inspirational Relaxations. They are really popular and excellent for people just starting out in meditation.
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