Last week I shared with you why I meditate. Today, I want to share with you when and where.
So, in no particular order, here are some of the times/places that I meditate:
- on the couch
- while walking the dog
- at the gym
- in bed
- while cleaning the house
- in waiting rooms
- at church (yeah, that's an easy one)
- in the car (in parking lots, at red lights, or in the passenger seat - NOT while driving!)
- in line at the store
- at the playground
- while preparing meals
- in the shower
- while waiting for others
- on hold on the phone
- at the beach
- at the airport/on planes
- during commercials (though with Netflix, I'm losing that time!)
What do you notice about my list?
That list encompasses where & how I spend the vast majority of my time. I don't have a set time and place for meditation. While I dream of a meditation room with a view of a gorgeous lake, I don't let the fact that I don't have one (yet!) stop me from meditating.
I am a modern American woman, wife, and mom. I have a household to run. I'm an entrepreneur. I have hobbies that I enjoy, and friends whom I see as frequently as schedules allow. In other words, I'm pretty typical. I'm sure you and I have a lot in common.
I don't have several hours each day to devote to my meditation practice. I can't always devote several consecutive minutes to meditation, although if I were to add up the minutes I carve out here and there I suspect it would be a significant amount of time. It all matters.
Because readings and healings are part of what we offer here, I am forced to prioritize more of those every day - that's more time in meditation (yay!). Claiming 20, 30, 60 minutes at a time to sit and work my meditation tools, clairvoyance, and mediumship for my very own self is not always reasonable in this season of my life (I have a TV habit and I like to sleep, too!).
It's a regular part of my self-care, but meditation isn't all-or-nothing. If 30 seconds is all I have, then that's what I give it. If it's noisy or busy around me, then I do it anyway. I'll be honest, when I began the kind of meditation that we teach here, I did devote some time to it. I was learning, and I had a goal in mind (more about that in a future post, perhaps). Now that I am more practiced, I can quickly determine what tools will serve me in a situation and go right to those. It's like anything, honestly - repetition hones skills.
So, to borrow a phrase...just do it.
And notice what happens.