Meditation 2013

Not me, but I'm sure I would meditate if I had a beach in my backyard!

Not me, but I’m sure I would meditate if I had a beach in my backyard!

As a long time, but intermittent self helper, I have had it in the back of my mind that I should take up meditation. I am not sure why. I only personally know one person that admits to meditating regularly and while I can’t say where this person would be without meditating, I can say with certainty that his lifestyle is not one I would wish for.

I think it has more to do with all those self help books and articles I have read by people who seem to do very well with meditation. Although again, they might have done just as well without it, one can never know.

My desire may also have to do with always having too many balls in the air and feeling frazzled most of my adult life. The idea of 10 or 15 minutes of pure calm is appealing.

My sister has the same desire to learn to meditate. And the same lack of self discipline when it comes to creating new and improved personal habits. (she might not agree with me!) However we are both very competitive so, we have made this into a little contest. Whoever gets the most meditation minutes between now and Valentine’s day wins. Our families are getting together for 3 days and the loser has to do all the dishes all 3 days!

What would Deepak Chopra say?

NOTE: Past experience has shown us that a monetary bet won’t work for us as we are too considerate (or cheap?) to bet an amount that would truly motivate either of us. Dishes should do the trick!




By Lee Brennan on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Categories: Habits, Meditation

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  • Lil Sister
    January 30th, 2013 6:41 pm

    Hmmmph! “lack of self discipline”… I’ll show you… off to meditate now!

  • Lil Sister
    January 31st, 2013 6:14 am

    I didn’t mean to illustrate your point by somehow managing to skip that meditation I was off to do yesterday! But I’m starting this morning for sure!