Today I decided to go back to my morning routine of mediating. This is a practice I enjoy but somewhere along the busy road, it fell off my morning's to-do-list. For as long as I could remember, I always wake up with thanksgiving. It's nothing fancy, just a "Thank You Lord for another wonderful day". I do the same thing at night...it's second nature to me. So, as with all the other mornings, this morning, I did the same then washed my face, brushed my teeth and put the kettle on. I made my big cup of Raspberry tea, went into the living-room to begin my meditation as my tea cooled.
As I was about to begin, I recalled an article I read from Venus Williams' blog on her new, EleVen By Venus Williams. She had interview Gabrielle Bernstein and Gabrielle had given some tips on how to begin meditating. Even though, I am not a beginner, I was open to trying out her technique, so I pulled up the article, gave the steps below an overview and followed along.
Learning to Meditate
My experience following Gabrielle's steps were interesting to me, it took me a while to really focus in on feeling my pulse. I am very much alive :-) and I am ready to connect with my inner self but it seemed elusive. I chucked it up to the fact that I had let this peaceful mind exercise that I love lapse for some time and was not as accustomed to sitting quite and clearing my mind. Eventually; however, I did feel the beautiful throbbing of life running through my veins. I gently closed my eyes, began repeating the mantra, eased into my 11-minute meditation and felt the bliss.
As I smiled at accomplishing my added morning routine, the experience reminded of how open, warm and happy I feel when I meditate. It's not so much that I get answers to my deepest questions while I meditate, maybe that will come eventually, but just the feeling of being so much more committed to doing what I set out to do for the day infuses me with the right kind of warm joy and passion that carries on throughout the day.
How about you? Do you have any experience with mediating that you'd like to share with us? I know I would love to hear your stories. Until my next post ladies, remember that we are always creating so, create success.