Deep Thoughts: Meditation for people who don’t get it but really need it…

Since beginning my work with Beachbody as a coach a million years ago, everyone has made it clear that personal development is a big part of becoming a better me and helping others become better too. As part of this I’ve started to listen to podcasts: 1) they are free 2) they are really good food for thought.

A few nights ago I listened to Chalene Johnson’s podcast called: Meditation for people who dont get it but really need it.  In it she speaks with “The Boston Buddha” who is a normal guy who happens to teach meditation.  It was a great conversation about meditation and how to meditate and since Tuesday I’ve meditated, or at least attempted to meditate, about five or six times. 

Picture this… MomMe laying in bed with the lights off, iPhone on my meditation program and me being peacful.  Hubby gave me a sideways look and asked me what the hell I was doing.  I’m sure most people who meditate get these crazy looks from people because they picture people who meditate as being airheads who are looking for enlightenment.

My meditation why is just to get a few minutes of peace and quiet and center myself so I can handle what is coming next.

During the podcast they talked about doing a 30 day challenge to meditate and I’m going to make an official statement that I’m going to do this for the next 30 days.  I’m going to count yesterday as day 1, since I did two sessions, but for the next 29 days I’ll be taking 5 or 10 minutes for myself to meditate or attempt to do it.

Please please please at least read or listen to this podcast.  It might change your mind on what you think meditation is and who people are who meditate.  It can’t hurt to take a moment of your day to spend in silence even if you aren’t meditating during it.

PS… I’m using the http://stopbreathethink.org/ app for guided meditations. It’s got free ones you can listen to or longer ones you can pay for. It’s been helpful for me and I hope it’s helpful to everyone else!

Published by Patty Gordon

I’m Patty Gordon, a 40+ year old school lunch lady married to a crane mechanic. Our days are anything but normal as he works “construction worker hours” and I take care of our two elementary school aged kids, Chihuahua Mr Biggs, Pitbull Cali, and French Bulldog MooMoo. I blogged a few years ago under different names but have landed with the 365MomMe.com name this time around. The term 365MomMe comes from the idea that I’m a mom and I’m me 365 days a year. Kids call me Mommy but I see myself as MomMe.

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