So I began meditating. So I began reading about meditating. Lots of people do it. In fact I read an article stating that many influential people start off their day with some sort of meditation. If people who get things done, who are successful in their chosen areas, do it, shouldn’t I give it a chance?
Excuse #1: I can’t sit in that position. I have weird hip joints. Who sits on the floor anyway?.
Excuse#2: I am not good at sitting still. I’m a two speed person: on and asleep. Do you really think I can sit anywhere for more than a minute without losing my mind?
Excuse#3: I can’t clear my mind! You know me- I’m always thinking. What? You think I can just shut off a brain like this?
Excuse#4: Breathe? I already do that. Why do I have to concentrate on breathing?
Excuse#5: Mantra. You want me to repeat the same word over and over again? First off- what word do I choose? What if I choose the wrong word? Can I change my word? Secondly- you want me to keep saying the same word over and over? Really?
Excuse#6: Close my eyes. OK- if I am going to close my eyes for an extended period of time, why don’t I just take a nap?
Excuse#7: Where’s my yoga mat?
Excuse#8: If my eyes are closed and I’m not thinking, how do I know when my time is up? Do I set a timer? Are there special meditation timers? Or do I just make the ringtone a bell?
Excuse#9: I don’t own any meditation clothes. If I buy an outfit it will up my clothing total which I just worked hard to get to a manageable number. Does it fall into athletic clothing? Technically I’m on the floor with a mat, there’s timing involved and I’m breathing….
Excuse#10: I’m just not a spiritual person. I’m practical.
Now you see, I obviously can’t meditate….
Obviously- if anyone in the world needs to learn how to meditate it would be me…I really do need to relax my mind and quiet my thoughts, but it’s actually a little scary, the thought of getting a sense of peace and serenity. It’s so unlike me.
For now, I’m going to continue reading about it. Perhaps I can reach a Zen state by association- I think about meditating so I vicariously meditate…
Ok- maybe not so much…
I’m going to work on this.