The Blogging A to Z Challenge comes with a built-in challenge. Some days, I’m not looking for a challenge, but it seems that life in general poses those for us each day.
Today’s challenge is the letter P.
I seek peace and tranquility. I live in chaos and confusion. Some of it is my physical surroundings, some of it is in my mind.
I have over the past year or so, found meditation. I am not currently meditating. For me, meditating is something I have to make part of my routine. Before going to Florida in February, I had meditated for 106 days without a break. I was pretty proud of myself for that. While there, it wasn’t practical for me to do it. No time when I was totally alone. Since coming back to New Jersey, I have gotten out of the habit. I hate when that happens.
I find myself longing for that serenity that I feel when I meditate that carries me through the day. I think that daylight savings time might be part of the problem. It used to be dark when I got up. I sat down arranged things, lit my candle and I was surrounded by shadows except for my candle. Now it’s getting on to dawn when I get up, the birds are doing their birdy things outside and I find it hard to concentrate.
I need to find a way to do my meditation in spite of these distractions. I need to feel that peace in the early morning. Nothing is really stopping me but Me. I commit now that I will do it tomorrow morning and keep it up. There are no obstacles except myself.
If you’ve never meditated, you should try it. It may not bring you the peace you seek, but it will help to calm you and give you a good start to the day. Anybody out there with me? Let me know if you meditate. If you don’t, think about starting. I’ll report on my progress and you report on yours.
Wishing you a peaceful Thursday!