Good morning everyone,
I hope you are having as good a start to the week as possible, given our very unusual circumstances. I think many of us are beginning to settle into a very new and different routine to our usual ones.
I've had some feedback concerning these updates, and there are two or three of you who seem to want to continue with some daily contact. With that in mind, from the end of this week, I think I'll resurrect the original pinned post, The Calm Corner and do some shorter updates there. And if there is anyone who wants closer support too, I'm more than happy to take questions and offer advice on Mindfulness meditation in private messaging too. Of course I'll let you all know when to switch back to the original pinned post.
And for those of you who have tried Meditation, but given it up for any reason, you can then always check back in to that pinned post, if you decide to give it another try. And I'd always encourage any one to do that. Often we try a new thing at the wrong time, and it works next time around. So I'll still be there!
We've really covered the very basics now. You've also learned about Loving Kindness meditation. It's not essential, but is a wonderful adjunct to Mindfulness because it reminds us to think of all other beings who are here in the same 'soup' with us. But before the updates finish, I'd just like to introduce a forgiveness meditation tomorrow, because that too, although not essential to practice, helps to calm the mind.
For today, you all know now what the routine is. Keep pressing on towards an ideal 15 minutes of meditation, twice a day. And continue to sit through anything, including racing thoughts. That's not a failure in meditation. It's actually meditation!
So have a good day everyone, and happy meditating. 🙏
Personally, I'm finding keeping to a routine Monday to Friday whilst my husband has to work suits me. I am doing some exercises/workouts each morning for 30 mins. These have helped me enormously, stopping me get into a low mood. Its actually makng me feel happier. In the afternoon after lunch & finishing my housework I do some meditation/relaxing exercises. It certainly does help, along with eating sensibly. Told myself not to be baking whilst self isolating cause I will end up eating it all & that wouldnt help me at all. Stay safe everyone & try to keep positive!!
Hi Poohbear2, and thanks for your very positive feedback! I'm delighted that you're routine is keeping you going, and that sounds like a lesson for us all! Thanks so much and do enjoy your day and stay safe.