Morning Routine: Meditate - Day 1

Today was the first day of the meditation challenge.  It just so happened that i woke up and it was the warmest it's been all year!  I used my 5 minutes of meditation time to go outside and sit.  I sat quietly and tried to maintain a low gaze.

For those of you who've tried to meditate before, "Sit down and shut up!" is probably the hardest thing in the world to do.  My eyes wander, my thoughts race, i hear sounds and try to identify them.

It's going to happen.  We simply observe our thoughts and let them pass.  Eventually, the thoughts will be less constant and the space between thoughts will expand.  This is the magic spot!  The space between the thoughts...

Anyways, meditation isn't a contest and it's not something in which we need to judge ourselves.  We remind ourselves that it's a PRACTICE.  It's not going to be easy at first, nor should we expect it to be.

Here's to day ONE of the rest of our lives!