I think we are at Day 5 of the wonderous Miraculous Relationships Meditation Challenge. I get e-mails each day that let me know how far along we are. As I suspected it is difficult to take any block amount of time to meditate, but I do find myself ruminating and contemplating the day's focus several times throughout the day.
Day 4 was actually pretty interesting and amazed me again how true it is that our thoughts become things. Day 4 the focus was on the usual loving oneself (how can one have caring, loving relationships if one is not caring and loving to oneself? The answer is - one can't.). To be fair the focus phrase read, " As I love and honor myself, my relationships blossom." Well, duh. I hope you can all see how seriously I am taking all this mumbo-jumbo. For me it is all so incredibly basic and pitiful that we are still trying to talk ourselves into loving ourselves, and being kind and gentle and keeping the spirit within us always, yadda, yadda, yadda. AND YET - and yet, I was sitting on the bus thinking my guided thoughts about honoring myself and how this will strengthen my relationships in general (Yes, I tend to stray from every guided path) and pretty much just smiling through it. The bus reached downtown and I opened my eyes to enjoy the city, as I do every day that I ride the bus. As I checked my phone for e-mails and texts I found myself, as if I do this every day (because I most certainly do not) sending texts to my son and my daughter and my other daughter just wishing them a good day. Just sending hugs and signing, Mommy.
But, it didn't stop there. As if hypnotized I pulled up my son's girlfriend's number and I wished her a magnificent day and just to let her know I was thinking about her. And it kept going. I texted my sister in law, who I haven't spoken to in months, positively months - only because I am a generally thoughtless individual, and I wished her a positively wonderous day. All the exchanges took the entire ride through downtown to my destination. Each one felt great, and random and spontaneous. So me, the one who thinks so very little of guided meditations (but still loves 'em) and feel good phrases - well, this one felt good.
And darn good timing too. Football pre-season game was last night and my sister in law was at the game. I got the inside track.