Three Things — Meditation; It Just Works
Three Things, my post series, inspired by my love for bite-sized, tiny but mighty pieces of information.
One. This —
Oprah’s Master Class podcast put out a sneak peek episode with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The entire episode is of him telling his story. I listened while washing the dishes and doing laundry and loved every minute of it. Not because I’ve always crushed on everything he does, but because we all have our story and I appreciate the opportunity to hear other people’s and learn a little something from it. The podcast debuts Thursday July 19th with Jay-Z kicking us off, looking forward to regular installments.
Two. All in an Image —
Take a short break today and remind yourself how big and beautiful the world is, how fundamentally alike we all are, and how naturally stunning Mother Nature is on the daily. National Geographic’s Travel Photographer of the Year Contest has announced its winners. I looked, and breathed deep, and felt small. I like feeling small — for all the right reasons.
Three. Meditation? No way!
Before you scroll by and dismiss this, consider how fast your mind process thoughts. A whirl of never ending recriminations, half finished flashes, past thoughts, future reminders, falling all over one another until you’re exhausted. So you lay down to sleep but your mind is still going. That didn’t really help. So you pick up your phone to “check out” but your eyes feel grainy and your mind is in the Indy 500 of overdrive. A merry-go-round, blurring into one solid block of thoughts.
So. What if you spent a few minutes per day for 21 days quieting it? Sitting at your desk at lunch time or your favorite chair in your living room as soon as you wake up. You choose. But just a few minutes all for you? Time passes all on its own. It’s up to us to decide how to spend it. I know when I feel overwhelmed — hello to-do list, politics, reminders, notifications, and just daily bullshit that pops up, this is what I do. Not because I’m a weirdo, but because it WORKS. Repeat after me: IT WORKS.
I’m not specifically talking about their meditation program. But ANY. This was just a low-risk, low-cost, guided way to try it out. Food for thought. You still have a few days before it begins.