Don’t Hate MEDITATE
I always thought individuals who meditated had to be extremely calm and centered. Well those characteristics don’t describe me at all! I’m a busy bee… I usually don’t sit still unless I have to and when I do its usually from exhaustion. I don’t remember how I got this way. I guess through out the years, I became so engulfed in my “to do list”. My life became “what’s next on my agenda”. There’s nothing wrong with that; but when your life becomes what’s next on the list or what was last on the list your always living in the future or the past, but never in the present. That was one of my biggest lessons and still is. How to be present… meditation has taught me to enjoy the moments of my to do list. I try to be present in everything I do. Being present was my first step to quieting my mind and learning how to be still. It has also given me a great sense of gratitude. Meditation and being present have taught me to be grateful for each moment and each breath.
“Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”
Thich Nhat Hanh