The Meditation Carousel

carouselIf you’ve been coming here for a while now, you know –  I am a Big Believer in Meditation.   Since I first learned Trancendental Meditation over 30 years ago, I’ve learned that meditation calms me, gives me perspective and that regular practice brings discipline to my life.  I’ve done guided meditations, meditations to music, even come up with my own approach which I described in a post, Bud’s Meditation, back in 2010.  It is one of the most viewed posts here on Bud’s Blog.  I’ve written sixty-seven posts that talk about meditation or ways of meditating.   I’ve tried to incorporate the momentary meditations David Kundtz calls Stillpoints into my day.   I’ve written that the kind of stream-of-consciousness journaling known as Morning Pages, painting, listening to music and writing are a form of meditation for me because they focus my mind on a single thing.  Unfortunately, the Big Believer in Meditation isn’t a Big Meditator … of all the things I’ve discovered that are good for me, I find it hardest to stick to regular meditation.  I can’t seem to get myself on The Meditation Carousel … I need to meditate to be disciplined but I need to be disciplined to meditate.  I’m inclined to be a Human-Doing and true meditation seems too much like doing nothing, which is why I substitute writing and painting.

The first time I posted my New Years Resolutions for 2010, I resolved to meditate every day.  Didn’t happen.  In 2011, I backed off to meditate three times a week.  Didn’t happen either.  In fact, this may have been my worst year for meditation (if you don’t count writing time).   That’s too bad because at this point in my life, I need the peace real meditation brings as much as I need the discipline.   So we’re (Bud and older Eyes)  going to stick with a goal of three times a week this year.   I noticed this morning that Amazon has 17,531 mp3 recordings on meditation, from goal oriented meditations like Goodbye Worries, to meditation backgrounds like Best of Meditation with Music and Nature, and brain wave techniques like Gamma Meditation System.  Maybe I can find something to get me on The Meditation Carousel this year.

Anyone care to join me?

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  2. territerri Says:

    Some time ago, I know I expressed interest in meditation due to something you’d written. I did nothing to learn more, so I’ll commit to learning more about meditation this year and maybe, as a result, I’ll join you in the resolve to meditate on a regular basis.

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