8 Minute Meditation – Week 5

After a great 4 week streak, I’ve finally missed a day this week.  Not only did I miss a day, but it has been a very stressful week.   My wife had a  minor surgery this and she will be off her feet for a few days.  Unfortunately, my daughter doesn’t yet understand the meaning of a sick day.   It’s been a stressful week with little sleep and not much down time.  Finding a few minutes for meditation has proven difficult, and every time I close my eyes, I want to take a micro nap.

Because of all the challenges this week, I’ve decided that I need to try something little different with my  8 Minute Meditation.

This week was also very surprising.  I found that sometimes you find exactly what you need exactly when you need it.

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8 Minute Meditation – Week 4

Today was a great day for meditation.  In fact, I enjoyed it so much, I did my  “8 Minute Meditation” not once, but twice!   We’ll get to why in a moment because I want to lay out what this week’s practice is.

Week 4 is called “This Magic Moment”, and this is exactly what I experienced today.   This week, I’ve been practicing labeling the thought that enter my mind while meditating as “past” or “future”.   The “present” is now, and that is where you want to be, present, aware, and a part of this “Magic Moment”.

So why was my “Magic Moment” so powerful that I doubled up on my meditation?

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8 Minute Meditation – Week 3

Here I am, three week’s into Victor Davich’s “8 Minute Meditation”.

The test this week is to notice a body part sensation, make it your focal point and then wait for it to be replaced by another sensation in another body part.   My problem this week is everything feels like an itch and I have to fight the urge to scratch.  I am sure that this is not what should be happening, and doubt is starting to settle in.

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8 Minute Meditation – Week 2

I’ve done something I’ve never done before, a full week of meditation.   Was it everything I thought it would be, no, but that is ok according to the book “8 Minute Meditation” by Victor Davich .

Week 1 wasn’t so bad, and week 2 doesn’t seem all that difficult, at least in theory.   This week’s exercise is the “Naked Sound”, and since I seem to be comfortable meditating in my cozy Lay-Z-Boy in the basement, I don’t know how much “Naked Sound” I can expect.   Besides the constant drone of a computer fan, some other ‘always on’ electrical components, it’s pretty quiet in my basement.   Well, there is that 3 year old jumping around upstairs to contend with, so without focusing on those rhythmic bangs from the bottom of her sneakers on my hardwood floor, it’s time to focus on the sound.

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