Monday, May 19, 2014


Have I posted this quote before, perhaps?   Either way - I'm putting it down here again because I just can't hear it often enough.

Meditation practice is like piano scales, basketball drills, ballroom dance class. Practice requires discipline; it can be tedious; it is necessary. After you have practiced enough, you become more skilled at the art form itself. You do not practice to become a great scale player or drill champion. You practice to become a musician or athlete. Likewise, one does not practice meditation to become a great meditator. We meditate to wake up and live, to become skilled at the art of living.”

I am committing to a daily meditation practice.  I've managed to find 15 minutes per day over the past 10 days and I can say that it's starting to feel less tedious and more a modest highlight of my day.  I hope that with continued effort, I can really stick to it.

I've been doing the guided meditations on yogaglo to get me started.   In yesterday's, Elena Brower said something so simple yet so profound.  I had to go back to it today just to jot down the line so I could save it here.   Genius.

"If there's anyone to whom you have given responsibility for your experience, please take it back.  Take a moment to welcome to reality of your experience back in without thinking, without analyzing, see the reality of it.   Welcome it as the perfect plan for you to learn and grow..."