As we head into the final days of the 28-day challenge, I’m feeling very grateful to you, Sharon, for coming up with this plan that has actually gotten me into the habit of meditating every morning. This is a goal that I have set for myself several times in the past and have not been able to meet. Somehow the combination of your vague oversight (and I say this as a compliment, as in: light, not too overbearing), the idea of a challenge (my competitive nature comes out), and the vision of all of us beginners (or not) setting off to do this together has helped cement it in. And it needed cementing.
I am still as imperfect as it gets as a meditator – it’s still amusing to me how busy my mind gets as soon as I sit down. But I can feel the benefits of this practice, such as it is, already – more space to consider things, less likelihood that I will just react in the moment, and a greater sense of peace even at difficult moments.
Thank you, Sharon, for giving us this wonderful and unusual opportunity.