Mindful Monday: Connection

Meditation is something I believe in strongly and yet so many times I let the practice fall to the wayside or I half-heartedly sit letting my mind wander.

This morning I woke up not wanting to get out of bed. The covers were too toasty, my body was too lazy and my mind wanted to hide instead of face the thoughts that eventually would lead me to action. Before I put both of my feet on the floor I told myself that I would not take care of the dog or the cat or the lunches or breakfast. Instead I would take care of me.

I grabbed my morning glass of water, chose the Connection Meditation from Fragrant Heart(a wonderful site for guided meditations), lit a candle, sat down and honored myself by allowing 10 minutes of connecting to just me before connecting to everyone else. It lead to a morning of being grateful, not rushing and amazingly some real focus. I tend to let time suckers/wasters enter my day when I don't have any real focus. So, being more focused is kind of a big deal for me. I'll take what I can get.


Ann said...

thanks for sharing the sites. I am going to have to try them !

Project Tara said...

Such a peaceful space. I love the colors.

I'm going to have to check out the meditations link.

I often think I don't have time for things but, as you pointed out, it's because I get caught with time wasters and lose my focus.

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