meditation challenge: day 19

By August 23, 2013 No Comments

I woke up low on energy this morning, which was not surprising based on the extreme high I rode for the most part of yesterday. So today I focused on staying calm and using as little energy as possible to move through my day.



I allowed emotions to move through me – tiredness, feelings of joy, sadness, boredom – and I didn’t push myself mentally or physically.

I even skipped yoga tonight and opted for an indulgent dinner instead.

As the day went on I found myself becoming more energized and present. By the time I sat down to dinner with a friend I felt completely joyful. Re-connecting with people now that I’m practicing mindfulness feels really good.

I’m able to see more clearly just how dynamic they are. All these little unique qualities, like I can see a fragility and light in them that I’ve never noticed before.

† Words cannot adequately describe how grateful I feel for this new way of experiencing the world.

Today I really felt the truth in the saying that I am part of an infinite source of energy. It’s all around me and inside me. I just have to quiet my body and mind long enough to tap into it. And when I do, there’s no limit to the source. I can take as much as I want and give as much as I want.

I’m going to sit for a 30-minute silent meditation and then call it a night. My body is telling me to sleep.

Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.
– Swami Sivananda

The 21-day meditation challenge