I drew a picture of Sharon on a notecard saying, “You are meditating right now!” I didn’t quite understand the directions, so I improvised a bit.
I carried the notecard reminder with me as I walked through the apartment.
but wow –
I was not sure how this would be different from walking #1 meditation, other than I was going to lose my place. With the notecard in my hand this was the easiest to return to.
5 minutes in ….and…I noticed my earlier meal had not really settled. It was just a subtle noticing, if I were not paying attention it would have gone unseen.
7 minutes in I noticed that I take very tentative steps in parts of my apartment. The floor is a little slippery in bare feet. I never had noticed.
10 minutes in I saw that I was getting anxious. But it was more that I had been anxious already. The anxity had been there. My roommate is not back yet and the streets are snowy and I had not noticed I was a bit anxious about that.
15 minutes in I wanted to slow down and do the second half of the meditation, but slowing down made me more anxious.
18 minutes in I saw that this time I was just anxious to write this all down!! A GOOD anxiety to have!
This was such a lovely meditation, it was my body speaking quiet insights.
Bravo, Sharon, this was such a different part of my brain.
Much goodness to you all, I love reading how different we all process these meditations.