There seems to be this impression out there that you must meditate in a candle lit, quiet room, on a pillow, surrounded by nothing that will provoke a thought. No. Do we not meditate to quiet the mind, find inner peace and enlightenment, become present, or to set an intention. I could go one forever by the way, as I find myself meditating for a multitude of reasons.
Lately, I have been ill. As you may have read in previous posts, bad immune system, I get sick often, sometimes it’s bearable and other times it’s a chore to sit up and drink something. Today has been the latter. After hours of giving in and not moving I drew a bath, with lovely lavender :), lit some candles and had the chorus of my dryer in the background. My tub is just beyond the laundry room, less that peaceful but, laundry is important as well. As I began to breathe deep and quiet my mind, my boyfriend began the invasive sounds of rearranging the attic. Still, cannot complain as I am appreciative.
Eventually, I slipped into a blissful state, the warm water and soft bubbles floating around me, the scent of lavender surrounding my mind. I began softly to hum the mantra in my mind. I do not know how long I sat in this blissful state however, when I was done, the water was cold and I did not mind. Though I am still not feeling the greatest, I also feel amazing. You see, each day after I practice yoga or finish meditating, I myself, am still amazed by how wonderful it feels. How at true peace I find myself.
I know sometimes it seems downright impossible but, you can do it anywhere. If you put your mind to it, it does not matter what is going on around you. The effects are astonishing. We are the ones who set the tone. That crazy nagging voice in your head, can be stopped with practice. And let’s be honest, if you can stop that awful voice, you can certainly stop the sounds around you and find peace within your mind.
Wishing you all a peaceful day.