Monday, April 16, 2012 for Ohm

About a year and a half ago I had a complete breakdown.  I was a basket-case, with incoherent blubbering and all.  It seems I had been giving to everyone else but myself and I had been running on empty for quite some time.  So I decided to start writing in a journal and spending some time each day in meditation.

Usually when people hear the word meditation they automatically think of people sitting around a circle or on mats, chanting Ohm, complete with legs crossed and fingertips touching thumbs, and of course incense burning.  

Not! I would usually put on some nice meditative and soothing music, light some candles, sit on a comfy soft pillow with my eyes closed...then I would recite prayers or sometimes just think of nothing, although that is harder to do than you might think.  

Meditation does not have to have the proverbial Ohm in it, you can meditate any way you would like, just make sure it is a relaxed and calm environment. Go on, try it, you just might like it.  Happy Meditation!

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Amanda Trought said...

We definitely need to take time out to spend time with God and meditate on his word. Glad you were able to take time out and start giving to your self. Blessings, Amanda

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Lynn Proctor said...

sounds nice, right about now :)

Brianna said...

I find it so difficult to think of nothing while sitting still. I meditate while running. It's the only way to empty my mind and open my ears and heart to God!

Jake and Terri said...

Great post and a good idea!

I found you on the A to Z Challenge.

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