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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8 Minute Meditation – Week 1

Today is my first day with my meditation handbook, “8 Minute Meditation” by Victor Davich and I am excited to begin.   And truth be told, I’m shocked that I have been looking forward to my first session.

It’s a good day to begin.  Not only is it a Sunday, but it is also Christmas.  So this is my gift to myself.  It’s also a good excuse to begin because we can pretty much all agree that the holidays bring a lot of stress.

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Beginning Meditation

I’m the type of person that has an active brain. I’m always worrying about what I have to do, what I’ve done, and what I need to do again. I keep a notebook on me with tasks that should be done today, and tasks that should be done in the future. My mind is constantly running and I always feel stressed because of it. It is time to slow down and actually be in the moment instead of always being in the past or future. I’ve been told that meditation is a great method to quiet these constant reminders of what I have to do. My life on a hamster wheel needs a change!

Many have suggested meditation as a way to calm your busy mind and ground yourself. I have always wondered if slowing my life down and doing meditation would have soothing effects with my IBS. I always thought that the “Irritable” part of IBS was how you felt, not how your guts feel.

I’m the type of person that has an active brain.  I’m always worrying about what I have to do, what I’ve done, and what I need to do again.  I keep a notebook on me with tasks that should be done today, and tasks that should be done in the future.   My mind is constantly running and I always feel stressed because of it.  It is time to slow down and actually be in the moment instead of always being in the past or future.  I’ve been told that meditation is a great method to quiet these constant reminders of what I have to do.   My life on a hamster wheel needs a change!

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