I’ve done all sorts of meditations over the years including just meditating – ie not a guided meditation, not a specific focus. And when I’m calmest and all is well in the world that is the best thing ever.
At the moment, as soon as I’m aware it’s a new day, I begin a focused meditation. Focus on five breaths…notice five things I feel (the fur of the cat sleeping next to me, a pain in my shoulder etc), five things I hear (usually my breath, the cat purring, birds outside and the last two vary…maybe traffic, a door closing, a voice in the street below my balcony).
I was thinking of it just now while listening to the printer. Print. Print. Print. Instructions on how to get into the house, our grocery delivery order, car rental agreement, the schedule of a Lama visiting from Canada in February (can I make any of his teachings?) etcetc.
Tomorrow I’m heading north for a wedding. I won’t take my laptop, we may not have internet, I definitely won’t have time and so I’m scheduling ahead. When you read this I hope to be having a massage (that pain you know!), or lying by the pool…