My meditation today started with feeling stressed about getting things done. I was able to notice the tension in the body through noting “tight” or “tense” or “stress”. As I got settled in, I was able to practice with Sharon in a more relaxed way. I immediately felt love rise in my heart with the repetition of the loving kindness phrases. I was overcome with a deeper sense of relaxation despite stress rearing it’s ugly head.
I had a hard time practicing this particular meditation while listening to Sharon’s instructions. It was a jumping off point for a longer meditation. Her words didn’t last long enough for me and I wanted to go further. I sat for a while. One thing I notice is that if I repeat the same phrases over a long period of time, eventually I get bored. If I change them up a little, it helps to keep me focused.