Time To Meditate


It was 10:48 pm and I hadn’t done anything different today. I didn’t have much time. And, my options were rather limited at this late hour.

I decided that I’d take a few minutes and try meditation.

Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content,[1] or as an end in itself.[2]

The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion,[3] love, patience, generosity, and forgiveness.

I used to meditate rather regularly quite a few years back when I managed a customer service team and we dealt with complaints all day. It was pretty much a necessity.

So tonight I got into my jim-jams, sat cross-legged on the bedroom floor, closed my eyes, and ‘ohm’d’ until I felt my mind drift into the state where managed to entertain a few thoughts at one time  – they were connected, then they weren’t, they were there, then they weren’t, they had no relation to each other, then they were all interconnected and melding into something new – the state was not unlike that feeling I have just before drifting off to sleep.

I wasn’t very good at blocking out the distractions but perhaps with a little more practice, I will be. I may just try this meditation thing again as I do remember now what great benefits I realised from it when it was a regular practice.

Maybe next time I’ll do it outside or near the ocean or with the sunrise.

Maybe you’d like to try it too!  This might help if you do.



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