Meditation: Day 1 - How did I do?
The first thing that went wrong was I forgot to bring anything to light my sodding candle! I rummaged around checking drawers for a while but no luck. So instead, I just opened the lid, gave it a sniff and placed in on my desk. It didn't create quite the same atmosphere but what's a girl to do?
I settled myself in to meditate. First I closed my eyes, shifted around a bit in my chair and scratched all these itches that suddenly appeared out of nowhere - my nose, my head, my forearm, my cheek, itching everywhere, like I had ants crawling all over me. Trying my best to ignore them, I placed one hand in the palm of the other. I started by grounding myself - I imagined roots flowing out of my spine into the earth, like the roots of a tree. I then imagined a golden sun above me and breathed it in through the top of my head and throughout my body, letting all my negativity and stress (and itches) flow into the earth. The music was soothing and I was just starting to feel a bit relaxed when ...
... the bloody phone rang! As the only reason I am in at 6am is to answer the phones, I felt honour-bound to get it. Luckily, it was a quick call.
So, where was I? Oh yes, soft music, closed eyes, grounded, golden sunlight flowing into my body. Good. I then imagined each chakra. Starting from the bottom chakra at the base of my spine/groin, I imagined it spinning, like a wheel or a fan, and getting faster and faster. I also tried to picture the colours of each chakra. I then visualised the golden sunlight mixing with the chakras and worked my way up my body til I got to the top chakra. I was just starting to feel nice and calm when ...
... a bloody work colleague appeared! What the hell was she doing at work at this ungodly hour? Arrrgh! However, I really like her and I know she is very stressed on a particular event and so I gave up on the meditating and chatted with her.
I did at least meditate for about 15 minutes if you include the total time with interruptions. Better than not doing it at all. Maybe I will have to adjust where and when I meditate and perhaps be a little more prepared.
So, all in all, I would say that this baby looks like it meditates better than me.
What did anyone else manage?