My Sunny Side: Meditation
I’ve decided to try a new feature in my blog: Sunny Side Up (I actually like over medium eggs lol) me trying to be my funny, sarcastic, positive, uplifting, grateful, off the wall self! I am going to show my positive side. My life is not all doom and gloom, And WovenEclipse helped me see that. So, thank you Rebecca!
If you have been with me for a time you will know my feelings on meditation. I have included lots of stuff about how to meditate, the benefits of meditation, even actual mediations. If you navigate around my site I have all kinds of things related to meditation.
Going from Classic Rock to American Indian Chants is quite a shift for me. Going from the chaos of alcoholism, to sitting at peace with myself in the middle of a meditation, is becoming life changing.
This post isn’t about selling you on, or going into the myriad benefits of, meditation. No, Sunny Side Up is about having my newfound positivity and gratitude in and for life come through. And today, I am grateful for meditation and music that soothes my tired, troubled mind when it needs it.
Today was an awesome example of meditation and its healing effects. Every Sunday we have a 9:30 Group for meditating. Usually it’s a reading, and then 5-10 minutes of meditation. Well, somewhere along the lines, someone forgot to tell me group was over because I came out of the meditation 40 minutes later!
I was in a state I had never felt before. Usually when I meditate, I have to put a blinder on–you know, one of those sleep masks–put on headphones and pick just the right meditation. This time, there was none of that and I was able to disappear into my mind for over 40 minutes!
The longest I ever meditated before was 25 minutes. I cam out of it in a trance. A profound happiness. I walked outside and was actually laughing out loud over the experience.
If I were on my deathbed, and you asked me what the secret to happiness, wholeness, serenity was? I would tell you MEDITATION MEDITATION MEDITATION! Don’t be intimidated. Read about it. Start off with a few minutes. But, DO IT! TODAY. Namaste!
Great 6 Minute How To Meditate Video