I believe that in everyone’s life, there are always peaks and valleys. Hopefully we spend most of our daily lives high on that mountain peak—but sometimes we’re just stuck in a valley.
But right now, I’m sittin’ high on top of that mountain!
In a lotus position.
Yep, I’m beginning to like this whole meditation thing. I’ve started meditating probably about 10 times before, and every time, I eventually quit. I think I just forgot what it was like when I wasn’t meditating. Because here’s what happens:
Step 1: I start meditating and feel calmer and more peaceful in my daily life. I think to myself, “Why did I ever stop meditating, when it makes me feel so good?”
Step 2: I have a really bad day/week where I feel like I’m too busy to meditate, so I get out of the habit.
Step 3: I get into the habit of watching tv instead of meditating, and I convince myself that meditation never really helped me, anyway.
But alas, my friends, this is the ego at work. That damn, nasty ego that I need to squash!
So I will continue to sit and meditate. Luckily, it’s only for 8 minutes a day. I’m reading this book called “8 Minute Meditation,” and it’s exactly what it sounds like. It teaches you different techniques for meditating for 8 minutes a day. And if I’m really honest with myself, I know that I can spare 8 minutes a day. Hell, I can probably skip watching Family Guy re-runs and save 30 minutes a day—but why on earth would I do that?