Forgetting about “doing it properly”
I received a wonderful email yesterday that I wanted to share about how maybe the secret to meditating regularly might involve breaking the rules. This lady is someone who has been experimenting with meditation for many years.
Here’s part of the email:
I don’t always meditate every day.
There. I’ve said it. Me, the boring one at the dinner party who bangs on about the unlimited benefits of meditation. Me, who has spent hours trawling the net and speaking to people about the results of scientific studies proving it.
I have had days, weeks even where I “can’t find the time” (Even I can see that is ridiculous – c’mon can’t find 10 minutes free in 24 hours?). Somehow once my feet hit the floor The Day takes over. The dog hears me walking around and gets excited about going for a run. The kids here me moving and start to stir….
So 10 days ago, I started a ritual that I can’t find in any books on meditation but that has worked for me (10 days meditating out of 10 now!)
I set the alarm for a little earlier and do a meditation before I get up. Nope, my spine isn’t always as straight and upright as it should be. Sometimes I think I even doze a bit. But it works.
It is my time before the day lays claim to me. Nope, it isn’t textbook. But it works for me.
Got me thinking though. Better to do it your way and do it than not do it at all huh?