Friends, it is time for us to build a meditation practice.

I’m sorry, I know that was abrupt.  Just go with me here for a second.

Today I woke up at 6 a.m., which means that I overslept by an hour.  I went to the gym, ran a few morning errands, and got to work by 9 a.m.  I was there all day and then had yoga teacher training from 7 to almost 10 p.m.  And now I’m home.  And I’m completely wiped out.  And it is only Wednesday.  (Is this sounding familiar to anyone?  I thought so.)

But here’s the thing–as much as I don’t want to have another day like this tomorrow, my mind is taking me through all of the things I’ll have to do, how many billable hours that includes, that it really is going to be that stressful, and that you might as well brace yourself now because it’s all going to come raining down on you in the morning.  Like, really, Mind?  I need you to hush so I can enjoy the peace and quiet that I have left this evening!

And that, my dears, is what brings me to meditation.  (I hear you over there–yes, I will also try to get more sleep and wake up at a reasonable hour.  But we are still meditating, people.)  Over the next 31 days, I invite you to learn with me about how to calm our minds.  I’m not an expert on this, so don’t expect a tutorial.  (But if you want an expert, as we go through this journey I will be reading Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation by Joseph Goldstein & Jack Kornfield, and invite you to read along with me.)  Just come with me on this journey, just for a month, and see what you see.  You’ll like it, I promise.


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