Today I’m concluding the Holiday Meditation Challenge, and I hope that you’re walking away with something. Maybe you’ve re-committed to a meditation practice you’d left behind, or perhaps you’ve discovered meditation for the first time as a tool for grounding, calming and connecting to yourself.
I would love to hear how your meditation practice has developed over the past month, what was helpful, and/or what could be improved or changed about the challenge.
By now, you’ve probably figured out what the optimal amount of time is for you personally to sit and meditate. Set your timer for that length of time — be it 5 minutes, 10, 15, 20. Listen to a guided meditation by Tara Brach, Ron Siegel, or anyone on YouTube you’ve discovered (or in an app if you use one). Or sit quietly if you need space to be with your breath and observe the thoughts passing through your head.
If you have any interest in expanding your practice to include group meditation experiences locally, try Dharma Refuge: http://pxlme.me/o12zepOa (there’s a silent retreat coming up in January, and they have weekly practice times on Wednesdays and Saturdays), or get in touch with me for any mindfulness/meditation workshops I might have coming up. My contact info lives here: http://pxlme.me/VDFV4wcb