I did the Sharon Salzberg meditation challenge a few years ago. It was nice – I was just starting to get into meditation. I had no idea how powerful it could be and I continue a meditation practice. It is definitely a practice because it is never perfect and ebbs and flows, much like my life.
It’s so true what Sharon says about the inner work I’ve been doing isn’t just for myself. It benefits everyone and everything I come in contact with.
Excellent meditation this morning. I’ve had flu-like symptoms all week that are finally passing so I’m sure that has helped, too. When I’m not feeling well physically it affects me mentally, spiritually, and emotionally as well because they are all interconnected just like everything in the universe.
I go back and forth with my meditation practice over the years. During the times I’m meditating daily things seem to go more smoothly in my life. Then I get out of the habit. Then return. And repeat. I like her simple suggestion of if you don’t have a full ten minutes on a day do two instead of skipping it. This may be the key for me. I always feel if I’m not going to “do it right or do it all” then why do it? When, in reality, it is the small incremental things we do to change and the consistency of them that matter.
Anyways… I babble. This has been a great month of meditation with Sharon.