Well I’m officially halfway through my first month of daily meditation. Yay!
I talked last time about how some days I get antsy during meditation and decided to try a bit of “bioenergetic” style or active meditation instead (moving around, emoting, even screaming and other wild stuff if you want to search for it on youtube).
Yesterday I tried this and I have to say, my meditation was extremely improved. After getting a lot of my energy out, sitting still and getting into a meditative state was infinitely easier, and I feel like the “up” of the active meditation created a much more calm “down” of the breathe meditation.
The body naturally has ups and downs, so it’s not a surprise that I can’t always just tell myself to sit still. And movement can certainly be meditative. It calms the mind, lets you focus on one thing, and provides a great channel for your energy.
Yesterday and today, following my active meditation, I’ve been calmer over all and haven’t needed to move around. And today I had an excellent session, so I’m very pleased with that. It’s good to know I have a resource that works when I need it.
So there you have it. Still going strong – thanks in part to my accountability system. Instead of just giving up, I’ve been forced to find ways around my problems, which would perhaps have been a sticking point in the past.
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