I have been a mediocre meditator for years. I’ve had a bash at it periodically, and sometimes consistently, but could not put it down as a regular, reliable habit. I’m still working on that.
I’m trying something new at the moment. EASY.
5 minutes a day in the morning.
Breath in, Breath Out. Repeat. And Repeat. You get the idea.
Sounds simple, is simple.
I aim to breath and return back to the breath when my thoughts drift.
I don’t have unicorns jumping over crystal hedges into magick ponds. I don’t go flying to other dimensions. I don’t turn into Zen Mistress extraordinaire. No candles, no incense, no music, no special clothing. No bells, toots and whistles. Nothing to distract from the mind numbingly simple exercise of breath.
I just breath in and out.
And towards the end of the five minutes I ask for direction for the day. My three tasks.
In that time, I’m pleased by the steadfastness I feel after a simple five minutes. I also have clarity for the day. I often struggle with focus so I like the feeling of knowing what to concentrate on for the rest of the day. Usually I come up with three simple tasks for the day. I aim to achieve these, and anything else is a bonus.
Today my three things were compassion, cooking and connection. Compassion done (more on that later), cooking, mmm, Spanokopita and home-made nut butters for sandwiches.
Connection… off to visit a dear friend for a quick cuppa and a yarn. Nice.
So my day is nearly done. My three things are done.
Amazing the clarity of 5 simple minutes of breath. Aaahhhh!
No photos today, I’m embracing EASY!