What do I need is a common inner question.
The world is demanding even in times of the coronavirus.
My inner voice is reciting the should’s and have to’s.
I tend to adopt what I did yesterday instead of choosing something new today.
I am a creature of habit and habit is comfortable.
Yesterday I chose to step out of my scheduled day and did something different.
The energy in my body protested as I felt like I was walking through mud
But I persisted and felt the refreshing feeling of change.
A change in perspective alters my path
Changing my perception changes my viewpoint.
Stuck in the mundane makes for a stale existence
Adding in tiredness or feeling ill changes my whole canvas
Years ago when I chose to wear a watch on my wrist
I was challenged to switch wrists every day
I grumbled and resisted the idea of change in general
Daily practice of switching wrists did settle into a routine over time
Initially it made me feel upside down.
Change is healthy
Life is based on birth and erosion
I am at the helm of my existence
I can steer myself into a different lane
I can look for a different view
I learn new things about myself when changes occur
Even with illness I learn about myself
Even in celebration I learn about myself
Even in loss I learn about myself
I am safe changing my routine
I always learn something about myself when I change what’s expected
My meditation has gotten deeper over the past 10 days. It’s still work to sink deeper into my body, but I’m making progress.
Thank you for this opportunity every day and thanks to everyone that's here.
I have moments of monkey mind and moments of peace. It's great to be a part of this community.
So important to remember we always have choices, especially to do with our own comfort levels.
My monkey mind is going a million miles an hour. This meditation forced me to calm down.
Monkey mind was strong. I kept going back to attention. I accepted the back and forth. Some days I’m in nirvana, other days it’s choppy waters. Here in this daily meditation space, I experience a continuous flow of meditations with the group. Being with the group keeps me in it. I am grateful. There is a lot of power here.
Our group energy buoys everyone. It’s good you didn't abandon self.
When I'm peaceful, my meditation is peaceful. Yesterday was hard. Things touched my vulnerability. My mind gets busy. It comes and goes.
I focused on ‘self-care’. I saw an image of it. Your journaling was about change. I have resistance to that. I wanted to stay with the image of self-care. I didn’t settle down for some time.
Flowing with change is the gateway to self-care and ease.
Change. I am experiencing a paradox. I’m living and working in Massachusetts and the state is opening up. I am feeling calmer and safer, but at the same time, I am feeling more stress and anxiety about going out in world. My monkey mind is alive and well. During the meditation, I had some deep moments. I felt grounded.
Even as the state opens up, we don’t have to give up awareness of our self-care and safety. We introverts are feeling discomfort about the state opening up.
My monkey mind has been well. I am having appliances problems and deliveries. I start worrying, will they fit? It’s my active monkey mind. I was able to bring myself back to breath for a few seconds.
You are getting closer. Feeling you are off the path means you are on it.
My monkey mind was everywhere. Last night, in my dream, I was crying really hard, and then I felt better. It was like I went through something.
Everyone’s monkey minds run amok. It’s why guided meditations, music, and mantras are there to bring us back. We practice bringing ourselves back.
I am using a rock from my garden, passing it back and forth between my hands, to help me stay centered. I had a peaceful meditation.
Great. It’s like rocking in a rocking chair.
I sat in a different space today. And realized there was no setup necessary. It was easier and my thoughts flowed. When I opened my eyes at the end of the meditation, I saw green leaves. I felt better.
There are lots of tools and resources out there to use to learn self-care and staying centered and grounded.