30 Day Meditation Challenge Update – Week 3 – The Week that Sucked

bad weekDamn this week sucked.

I don’t know what the hell was going on but almost as soon as I pushed publish on last week’s gushy post things seemed to come undone a little. All of a sudden I was finding it so. hard. to meditate each day. Like walking through waist high mud hard. At the risk of repeating myself, it really sucked. I lost my temper with Monkey one morning when he didn’t deserve it. It was awful. I felt so guilty. He didn’t really understand what was going on either. He was just looking at me all upset with a sad confused look on his face. I felt awful. It was the low point.  Continue reading

I hope we don’t have to take our clothes off and touch each others chakras.

This came up when I put in "group meditation". Who knows...maybe they are meditating?

This came up when I put in “group meditation”. Who knows…maybe they are meditating?

I went to a group meditation the other day. My first thought when I go to one of these events is usually am I going to get talked into joining some hippy cult by a bunch of crazies? You know the type where we all take our clothes off and touch each other’s chakras. You think I’m overreacting but I’m not.

This actually happened to a friend of mine recently at a local ‘personal empowerment’ course. For those that don’t know there is a chakra right in the pubic area and yes there was touching of the stranger’s nudie bits after the underdressing. At the end of the course they invited everyone to go along and do a sex course as the next stage of their ‘personal development’. My “friend” was invited by his new lesbian course buddy who thought it would take her more out of her comfort zone to do it with a dude. My friend declined but then hinted maybe I’d go with him when he told me this story. I declined. So you see, I’m hardly overreacting. This region is hippie heartland I tell you.

So clearly I have my misgivings about all this shit Continue reading

30 day meditation challenge

meditation challenge

And so it begins.

I am actually feeling pretty excited about this challenge and the benefits that I feel a daily meditation will bring to my life.

So how’s it going to work? Well there’s a goal so that seems to be a good place to start. Continue reading

Meditation for dummies…or 3 things I didn’t know about meditation

meditation-quotesI think it’s pretty clear that I’m no expert on meditation.  The only person with less experience in meditation than me is the one who hasn’t done it before. However, I did do that course recently and there was some info that I found super useful.  These were things that surprised me and helped me to understand the point and the process of meditation a little better. So much so that I was actually able to meditate for 20 mins straight for the first time ever in my life.

From the comments left on my last post about meditation and from conversations I’ve had with friends since, there seems to be quite an interest out there in understanding a few of the basics so I thought I’d share these with you today.

Here’s the stuff that floated my boat: Continue reading