And, oops, it deleted my whole blogpost…which I was warned about.
“Write up your blog in a document, and then copy/paste it, to avoid the website crashing and losing your post. This has happened in the past.”
Sure it has, but it won’t happen this time! As long as I copy it before I hit ‘submit’ it’ll be fine!
Oh my, silly Emily. Will daily meditation save me from myself?
The thing is, I know meditation is a good thing. I know it will help me have greater mental clarity, allowing me to properly prioritize between “scan Wikipedia page for ‘ecumenical’” (it's research for my book, ok??) and “sit and tune into who you are” when I only have twenty minutes and have to pick. Meditation would help me do just about everything I love to do better: aerial dance, yoga practice and teaching, tarot reading, Reiki healing, hell, probably even my cooking!
So why don’t I just sit down everyday and DO IT?
I’m pretty sure it’s fear. I’m a high-energy productivity-worshipping person. The idea of taking twenty precious minutes out of my day to JUST SIT THERE gives me the chills, even though I know, from experience, and from close friends and fellow practitioners that it’s way more than just sitting there, and the benefits are enormous.
I thought that I would take twenty minutes to meditate, and then blog about it, provide a pre-challenge baseline…but then I opened up the afore-mentioned Wikipedia page, and now we have a far more realistic baseline.
Will I manage to find my seat before sleep finds me tonight? Frankly, I’m not counting on it, but if I do, you’ll be the first to know, and today is the last day of such sad slackery!
Tomorrow the work begins…wish me luck!