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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Time Out

I'm afraid the pace of my life has become extremely frantic -- work is starting to take over my entire life, and for the next two weeks I have absolutely no free time. Literally, I don't. I barely have time to do the regular maintenance things, like grocery shopping and showering. And wouldn't you know it, I have jury duty, too.

I'm NOT going to cut out the yoga practice, so I have to cut out other things for a short time. Unfortunately, that means I can't focus much on this blog, and there are now two people in my life that I really have to speak to at length. I have to postpone those talks.

It's 5:30 in the morning. I have to run. I will be back, so I hope you'll bear with me.


Blogger ing said...


I you find yourself in a similar spot, I swear to you, meditation helps! I'm not very good at clearing out my mind, and I find that it wanders while I'm meditating. It takes practice, I know. But I'm telling you, I feel better afterwards, calmer, and much less overwhelmed, much more capable.

Here's what you do. It's best to sit, so that you don't fall asleep. Sit on the floor or a stool -- don't lean back on anything. Keep your back straight and your shoulders back, but don't strain or worry about it. Just give your lungs lots of room. Make sure you have stillness and quiet -- no music! Make sure you've set your alarm to go off in 20 minutes.

Close your eyes and try to think only about your breath. If thoughts enter your mind, acknowledge them and then let them drift away -- don't follow them or let them lead you away. The goal, eventually, is to think ONLY about your breath and nothing else.

That's it.

7:49 AM

Blogger matty said...

...just let Lady Liberty fall and hang on to Harrison's hand.

...Man, I hated that movie. FRANTIC. And, I can remember driving to Houston to see it. Polanski at his at his low cinematic point.

Hang in there, babe.

Glad you are cutting yoga.

8:11 AM

Blogger sage said...

if your jury duty experiences are anything like mine, you'll have lots of time to meditate as you sit and wait to be called then, after wasting a day, sent home only to come back and do it all over again. But it can be an interesting experience.

1:48 PM

Blogger ticharu said...

anarchist that I am, I have never meditated in the prescribed manner, tho I highly recomend it, even in the prescribed manner. I always listen to music, even if there isn't any on! I wouldn't listen to crass pop music while meditating, it has to be very dense, complex music, the music of the gods... after all that's who you are communing with... that's how I see it... meditation is a communion with the gods.

well, life calls... blogs can wait... blogs are good for when you have excess of free time... a jolly good way to keep up with people you don't really know but who like to spout opinions on stuff they don't really know anything about... it's all for fun, and what else is life, but to grow, learn and enjoy... so have some fun in between taking care of business and I'll keep you in my thoughts.

4:40 PM

Blogger matty said... know, I meant to write that I was glad you WERE NOT cutting yoga!


5:12 PM

Blogger ginab said... understanding here. sorry things are as they seem, but I'm pleased about the metaphysical and the yoga. Pleased as punch, even though it's an expression I don't understand. Fruity and pink!


7:24 PM

Blogger Mone said...

That yoga thing sounds real easy. I should try it out.
So far I'm on a diet, dont drink coffee and no alcohol durin weekdays. I feel crouchy and tired.
I'm still smoking, there must be one habbit left, hahaha.

2:12 AM

Blogger purplesimon said...

I hear ya, Ing. I know what it is not to have enough time to do things and I've learned to let some things go - they're always there when you want to come back them, it's not as if you're abandoning things for ever.

Just remember to breathe.

See you on the other side of the busy period.

purplesimon out...

3:10 AM

Blogger Labbie said...

Yoga? I get my best thinking done through running... Hours and hours of running... Miles and miles of thinking.

7:41 AM


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