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Yes, I was one of those who used to scoff at people who mention the word 'meditation'. In fact, I would instantly label them as a little 'cuckoo' in the head, a bunch of mental maniacs who can't come to terms with life. I have better things to do with my life than to sit around and do....nothing.

Imagine that. Nothing. Do Nothing.

That's nuts. Isn't wasting time a sort of crime against life or something.

These people who meditate and say 'ooohhhmm' need to get a grip, y'all. Senseless sitting around, breathing purposefully in and out. Like I don't already know how to breathe. Sheesh.

But you know what? Someone knock me on the head because meditating is the most insanely beautiful thing to do. At first, it wasn't a cool thing because when we are young, we have all this energy and some angst too. It wasn't cool to do NOTHING and breathe.

We want cool! We want cool! We want cool! We want cool!

At this stage of my life, I think I still want cool and meditating is cool. Do you wanna know how hard it is to learn how to meditate? Ask a child. He/she can tell you that it is somewhat like being hungry...totally itching for food (something to do) and finding yourself yearning (mind wandering everywhere but here) for something to fill your tummy.

When you start to meditate, you will go through a stage of unrest - like did I switch the rice cooker off? Or are the spoons running away? Or I bet my client just emailed me. Or I need the loo NOW.

Meditating is beautiful, languid and very, very enjoyable because this is a time when you care for absolutely NO ONE ELSE but yourself. Perfect way to end the day, I say


ilene said…
I gave it a go some years back but found my mind drifting off far far away. Concentration didn't come at all! Got so frustrated and signed out!
Marsha Maung said…
i learned to count my heart beat or count my breath and imagine the things that I am thinking about fading away off to the background.

i know, IT'S SO HARD. but once you can clear your mind, trust me, it's so....peaceful in there. :-)

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