Alright that was cool. However, it was not a very good sit for me. I couldn't let go and focus on my breath. Right before we started I got a text from my son's mom that I needed to handle, but I wanted to be skillful in my response. As I'm typing this I'm changing my opinion of that sit because even though my head was abuzz with what I was going to say and all I could think about was "when will this be done?" so I can get the conversation over with, I was able to think about it and give a mindful response and got a positive answer from her after the meditation. Initially I thought it sucked but it turns out it was beneficial. Go figure.
Holy Monkey Mind, Batman! I was all over the place tonight - just getting used to the flow. I did Metta/Loving-Kindness meditation and really felt the company of the Crew. The Metta Sutta was probably one of my first introductions to practice. When I started out on the path, I was brimming with anger and resentment - towards self, towards others, towards everything really. I recognized that my anger was caging me and I wanted to find the exit door. I drifted down the path of loving-kindness and felt the door creak ajar. I was fortunate to take an online class with Sylvia Boorstein and her authentic teaching style truly hooked me on Metta!May I feel safe.May I feel strong.May I feel happy.May I live with ease.May you feel safe.May you feel strong.May you feel happy.May you live with ease.Namaste! _/\_
ok ok i missed the callout! was it on twitter?
It was! We are all still gettin' into the groove with how the whole process is going to flow!Tomorrow, there will be a 'check-in' Tweet & Blog post and then about 5 minutes later the 15 minute togetherness meditation will begin. At the conclusion, we'll all come back together for a post-meditation 'check-in' either via Tweets or Blog posts.(Follow 'zenoutlaw' on Twitter for play-by-play meditation tweets!) Thank you for being a member of the Crew! _/\_
I'm in the middle of 30 days straight. If the call out is in the evening (FL Time), as long I am not in yoga, you've got Grumpy.