I have been meditating for a while, with my sangha, about 2 or 3 times a month. I often told myself that I should meditate between meetings, on my own, it should not be too difficult, but it seems to be, I am puzzled and curious about why it is so difficult to set aside 20 minutes a day, for something I really enjoy doing. I had several false starts, but never lasted for more than few days at a time and than distraction set in and I went about my life, meditating only when the group came over.
This time, it is different, Knowing there is a group of us following together 28 days meditation challenge, is really making a difference. I am committed and it is really easy to follow. I meditated once with Mimi, as we listened together over the phone to Sharon's voice, that was fun, and today with Maureen who came over. We check in with each other, support each other and share the fun ( yes, it has been fun, and the 20 minute meditation today went so fast. We could not believe it and craved for more!) I even forgot that the instructions said to meditate 3 times a week, I am planning to meditate every day, as it puts me in some kind of routine and I do not want to lose the momentum.
I love the instructions, they are very forgiving. I particularly like: "Oh, there is my breath, amongst those thoughts and feelings and sensations."