I’ve been thinking about meditation a lot these days. My weekly Patch.com column focused on meditation. At a recent book club, the conversation turned to meditation. For some reason, my friends seem to think I’m an expert! But I don’t feel like an expert. Not even close.
I’m still doing my daily mantra chant to Ganesh. I consider that my meditation practice. It only takes me about 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes at night.
I don’t think I am feeling any more zen or peace that before I began chanting again. In fact, I am so aware of the chatter that goes on in my head all the time. When I’m chanting, there is still a voice that is so loud. I can say Om Gum and another part is saying Don’t forget you need to do the laundry and follow up with that editor and you need to think of a new idea for next week’s column and you need to schedule a hair cut. I just can’t shut up!
I suppose if I chanted for a longer time period, perhaps I would be able to achieve that zen like state. But I just don’t feel like doing it. I pray that those 5 minutes twice a day is helping me in some way.