Monday, August 26, 2013
The meditations are done and the results seem to be a particular longing to be working on last year's NaNoWriMo submission and to get a car that allows me the peace of mind to see my friends. My current $100 car, though absolutely grand and running now for over a year and a half, is not a car that instills peace of mind. I am sure that the next time I drive it it will break down. And if not that time, then the next. It's been like this for a year and a half. Maybe I should stop baby-ing the car and drive it as if it has another 18 years of life in it. It's only a 23 years old car. I do wonder that I can get parts for it.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
The Miraculous Relationships Mediation Challenge is winding down. Tomorrow is the last day. I'll be sorry to hear it end. I may not have blogged about each day, as I had intended. But I certainly participated. It was a nice challenge. I love meditations, prayers, quiet/stillness each day. It still has the feel of luxury. I imagine tomorrow's guided meditation will tell each of us what a great job we've done, how miraculous it is to have taken these steps to better our lives, yadd, yadda, yadda. And yes to all that, and thank you. the guided mediation will also touch on keeping up this new habit, now that we've been at it for 21 days. Let's see, what else...if it were smart it would tell us to review the journal entries that we each wrote describing what we wanted from this challenge. From here I remember wanting to feel the freedom and the motivation to write. To me that IS a relationship, an healthy one. I may have to meditate on this yet some more. hahaha
Thursday, August 15, 2013
As challenging as it is to meditate at hone every day, meditating on the road is a difficulty of it's own. We are in Oregon near the Columbia River for Salmon Fishing this week. Yet it has brought its own pleasures. Walking through the campground roads this morning I found a small bridge over a dry creek in the back nine. It lead to a narrow path between the trees and ferns and general underbrush. It is idyllic. The is the Great Northwet. That means it was drizzling, and has been since we got here at 2 a.m. The world here is wet. I meditating standing today. I will gladly do it again tomorrow. In the meantime I would like to say thank you. Thank you to every one I have ever known, in person, over the Internet, on the phone, by mail. Everyone has brought me something. Some people came in packages with lousy gift wrapping. But as I remove the wrapping each one is a gift. Sending love, Sarah
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I've made it to day 9 of the great meditation challenge. Today's word of the day was to let your light shine on. It was a nice meditation. I wasn't able to get to the guided meditation until after work. I tell you it all loses a bit of punch when the day is practically done. The meditating itself is getting difficult to get around to. Interesting how I can't seem to find fifteen minutes in the morning to sit quiet. Well, I can but only in spurts. Twenty-one days in a row is proving more difficult than I would have thought. And I like meditating and prayer in general. So, yes I meditated. And yes, I feel the internal light pulsing away just fine. But, I really liked when the meditations struck a chord and then stuck with me all day. It's like carrying fireflies around inside me all day. Hoping tomorrow contains fireflies.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
I have to admit that meditating each day is good for my soul. It's been a week now and the meditations are actually more fulfilling. These are meditations on relationships, even if here in the beginning they are meditations for self. I have seen an easiness in all my transactions with people become the new normal. I feel more genuine. Not that I ever felt disingenuous. My interactions just feel more genuine. Today's meditations explored the ultimate eternity of my soul, of every one's soul for that matter. Even though these thoughts fit no where in my day, as an undercurrent it was nice. It lightened the entire day. I'm looking forward to tomorrow. There are miracles in the pipeline of my life right now. It's a great feeling. It may be a miracle with myself. It may be a miracle with those around me. Paulo Coelho wrote, and I'm paraphrasing, "give us this day our daily miracle, whether we can see it or not." He goes on to write, Let us speak the language of angels among ourselves.". Notes to self: I must buy his book, Manuscript from Accra.