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Fifteen minutes of meditation for any beginner can seem like a lifetime!  Luckily, I knew this so when I started yesterday, I was willing to calmly accept whatever time I was able to do was okay.

To my surprise, I actually did do 15 minutes!  Didn’t get 8 hours sleep!  A hamburger that I had for dinner, just didn’t agree with me and had me up a few times... hate when that happens!

So many things came back to me while practicing:

Focus on my breathe Breathe in calm; Breathe out stress, tension, chatter & negativity
~ Lightly place the tip of my tongue on the roof of my mouth (keeps the mind focused)
~ Sit up straight!
~ Allow my mind to wander but every time I catch myself wandering, immediately refocus on my chosen word(s) - Calm & Relax - or whatever
~  Block out as much outside noise

As I focused on all those things, I did make a mental note of the chatter that did try to slip in.  That chatter gave me a message of things in my life I needed to look at and take care of.

Some of my chatter said:

~  Call Pat
~ Call Vicky
~ Call Karen
~ Fill out your papers for school
~ Pictured Mike meditating next to me
~ Get wash started before you leave
~ Eat something before you leave
~ Clean the bathroom
~ Clean the dining room
~  .....

All these things needed to be put down on paper and taken care of so I could address them.  In doing so, possibly  tomorrow, my mind would be freer to focus on me and not my to-do list and whether or not Mike would join me at some point.

Just as Suzann questioned about dreams a few days ago, I believe meditation also dips into our subconscious to challenge us to look at things we may be ‘slacking’ on estatic  I truly mean that in a heart way!

That’s about all I can remember right now.  But, SUCCESS!  

Meditation is centering and like myself, sometimes there’s some debris that needs to be swept away or sort of organized before centering comes.  It IS just part of the process not a roadblock.

This is in no way about doing it perfect.  There is no perfect!   Only patient improvement in going toward a goal.

It’s all good!

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