Finding time to meditate can be daunting and perhaps a reason or excuse for not being consistent at doing it. It struck me the other day, while listening to the Silva Ultra Mind System, when the facilitator suggested that one remain in bed after awakening for an extra 5 minutes to go to level and prepare for the day. Not sure about you, but I have a nature call as soon as I awaken then I am up for the day. Going back to bed for the prep thing doesn’t resonate with me. How about you?
I do meditate daily. However, it may be mid-morning, mid-afternoon, and in the evening. They also suggested right before bed. Well, in my case, that becomes a regimental thing that when one is married or in a committed relationship, seems to put off the final warm wishes for a good night’s sleep, which I am in habit of doing. Turning over and then going to level sometimes happens, but more often than not, I fall asleep in the process.
I suggested to my wife that if one is not able to meditate first thing in the morning, then humourously, I suggested beginning for 5 minutes while taking potty time. Perhaps all will work out better in the end! None-the-less, taking time to meditate is important. The internet is full of meditation methods. No one of them is the ‘right’ one and none of them are ‘wrong’. Daydreaming is a form of meditation, just as walking in the woods or along a beach or in the park. Some I know meditate on the sidewalks in New York and Toronto amid the hustle and bustle.
Once you learn to take the time wherever you can get it, it is good to go within and silence the mind from all the meaningless thoughts and let our true inner guidance shine through. During my days as a Senior Computer Programmer Analyst, whenever I got stuck, I would leave my desk and seek the nearest window to the world or step outside and take 5 or 10 minutes to just get silent. I didn’t realize that I was meditating at the time and if I had been able to recognize it, it may have been a better offering to my clients, especially when I was on third party ventures. Back in the 1980’s, it was not acceptable practice to up and look like you were daydreaming, however for me, it was the way I solved challenges quickly. My success in that career I can honestly say was due to my ability to recognize when I needed the time to shut down and forget the congestion.
Until next time….