Dear Diary

Finished the first week of my meditation course and guess what ? I didn’t meditate once !

This may sound a little strange, but then I thought of one of the main laments of people who say they can’t meditate … “I don’t have time”.

So, what did I do this week ?
I spent the week being more mindful and finding spaces in my day where I could be more present. Talk about baby steps. But, I suppose if I want to build my “meditation muscle”, this is how it starts. You don’t go to the gym and become Arnold Schwarzeneggie in a week.

I must say, being more mindful of doing the things I do every day was a eye opener. Take walking, for example. Have you actually ever observed yourself walking ? What does it feel like to walk ? Have you ever felt how marvelous the body is in the act of walking ?

Truth is within ourselves; it takes no rise
From outward things, whate’er you may believe.
There is an inmost centre in us all,
Where Truth abides in fullness, and around,
Wall upon wall, the gross flesh hems it in,
This perfect, clear perception, which is truth.
A baffling and perverting carnal mesh
Binds it, and makes all error; and to know
Rather consists in opening out a way
When the imprisoned splendour may escape
Than in effecting entry for a light
Supposed to be without.
(Robert Browning)

Here’s to another week of present awareness and finding more time.