I have always been interested in meditation, although my interest varies from year to year. The past few years, I have focused on guided meditations like this one and that one. I do enjoy them. But lately, I have wanted to try “real” meditation, ie, completely on my own.
For the past week or so, I have sat quietly on bed, trying to still my mind. It ain’t easy! I usually focus on my breath, in and out. Sometimes, like today, I pick a phrase or a few phrases to say. Today I focused on “let it go.” I’ve been working on manifesting a few goals, really focusing on 2 goals that I have wanted to achieve for a while. So, it felt very good to let go. I also would repeat “accept” and “yes”.
The past few times I have meditated, I have lasted for 20 minutes. I think that is pretty darn good for a beginner! Of course many times my mind starts wondering. This morning I thought “I need to drink more water” and the inevitable “I wonder what time it is.” I just try my best refocus on my mantra.
I’m not sure if I am noticing any results. I bet my blood pressure goes down when I am meditating. And I do feel pretty good afterwards. Guess that’s all that counts.