Remembering to meditate during busy times
I’m organising a wedding. My own, to be little more precise.
Yesterday I felt about as mentally precise as a … wrecking ball. There were so many things on going on in my grey matter (including the usual other responsibilities of a Mum/business person yet also wage earning/world changer type) that my brain just refused to move. It felt as if my mind just gave up, sat down on the couch and read the paper. It checked out. And so I followed, only I turned to chick-lit.
So when a new day dawned, I grabbed hold of an idea that floated in gently with the early morning sunshine: meditation. I remembered – I know how to meditate.
I only took ten minutes out (whilst lamenting the fact that ten years ago I’d meditate for an hour per day). But mama-mia that ten minutes was all the breather I needed to set me up. The grey matter relaxed. The mental clouds cleared. Answers appeared to previously impossible problems. Possibility showed its rosy face in my mind, after weeks of absence.
Why, oh why, didn’t I do this a month ago?
Here’s an excerpt from a book I’ve been lent called ‘The couple’s Tao Te Ching – Ancient Advice for Modern Lovers’ by William Martin. I’m reading it as I prepare to write my wedding vows and I flipped it open on this page:
“Relationship bliss does not sit on a mountain top waiting for you to climb up to it. It sits on your shoulder waiting for you to notice it. Joy does not reside in some future world. It sits across the table from you, needing only your undivided attention.”
I think this very much applies to our relationship with ourselves, too, don’t you?
Charlotte Squire is the founder of Happyzine.co.nz