Today’s card is a reminder that what is balanced and restful for me may not be for you. I like peace and quiet. I am not one to leave the radio or TV on just for noise. I rarely listen to music in the car. I prefer audiobooks.
For years, I thought I was a crappy meditation candidate because lying still and focusing on nothing made me twitchy. I fall asleep if left to lie quietly for too long (these days too long can be about five minutes–hee.)
Then I discovered walking meditation. Can’t remember who I first heard of this from, but I’m going to share it here in case there’s another “crappy meditation candidate” out here.
Take a walk. Have a thought you want to hold on to like “seek joy, y’all” or “inner peace”. Then let that thought go as you focus on the business of moving. Feel the sun on your body or the cool wind against your face. Just let your body fall into a rhythm of feet moving with arms swinging.
Observe. See what you see. Don’t worry about the meeting later or the bills on the desk. Just walk and observe. Be in that specific moment aware of your own body.
When you get home, if you are like me, you may feel more alert and refreshed.
If you are not like me, may I suggest a nice bed and some soft music? 😀
How do you meditate? Do you think it’s an important spiritual practice?
9 of Fire, Gaian Tarot, Llewellyn 2011
Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on!
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