I used to believe that meditation was about finding that miracle space where I wouldn’t hear thoughts or voices, either internal or external. I used to believe each time my focus strayed from my breath that I was “failing” in meditation. I’ve been learning that the goal of meditation isn’t what I originally thought.
I’ve had a lot of ups and downs over the past months or so. Some days I feel like I’m at the threshold of a big breakthrough. I see the possibility that lies before me and I’m ready to grab it. And then, it disappears. Like a puff of smoke, it vanishes. It’s a new […]
What’s the secret to a truly productive morning routine? It might not be what you think.
After 150 consecutive days of meditation, I’ve learned several lessons. First up: meditation is not a habit. Shocking.
Earlier this week, I decided to try to incorporate the process of free writing known as “Morning Pages” into my routine. Morning Pages is an exercise offered by Julia Cameron in her book The Artist’s Way. The exercise, as far as I understand it (I haven’t actually read Cameron’s book), is to write three pages of […]
Happy New Year! And also: welcome to My Meadow Report! I am so thrilled to have you here. I have lots to say about what this site is about and where it will be heading, but the first order of business today is to kick off 2014. A few years ago I started what has […]