A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I’ve been trying to be a more mindful person in the hopes that meditation might help me deal with any difficulties that might arise. My friend Tamar has been taking meditation classes and I wanted to attend with her but they were morning classes that just didn’t fit into my schedule. She let me know that she going to check out a guided meditation class last night and my night was free so I went … and really enjoyed it. We went to the class together then grabbed some dinner afterward. It was a hugely peaceful and enjoyable night.
For those of you unfamiliar with meditation, it’s not as easy as it sounds. It takes a lot of focus to be still and not think about anything. Our brains are always working, always trying to think about this and that, sometimes all at the same time … it can be exhausting. Taking the time to reboot yourself, to clear your mind long enough to give it a rest can be really helpful. While I enjoyed the class last night, I’m far from good at meditation. Having a guided leader help along the way made the experience fruitful for me. I think I’m gonna go back next Monday as well. With all the daily garbage that runs thru my head on a daily basis, it would be really nice to learn how to clear it all away for a bit and focus on the now. After our class, we grabbed some dinner and shared a really nice conversation. Tam is truly one of the most amazing people I’ve ever known. I always have a good time when I get to hang out with her.
Tonight, I’m meeting up with a group of friends for dinner so that should be fun. It’s a bit rainy and dreary outside so I’ll likely stay in for most of the day. Thankfully I have a great new couch to melt into :D