When people ask me about meditation, I tell them that I learned meditation when I was 18 years old; literally half my life ago. But I choose those words very carefully so that I don’t lie and say that I’ve been meditating since I was 18 years old. See the subtle difference there?
Meditation has been a part of my life long enough that I know its benefits. I’ve experienced the amazing, high-flying, practically miraculous feeling of consistent meditation practice. I KNOW how awesome it is.
But the trick – what always ends up killing me – is consistency. (more…)
You know, I’ve had an article on my computer for over a month. I had a great topic, and I did research, and I was going to bring in all these really great pieces and it was going to all fit together perfectly. And on top of that, I told myself I would treat myself like a serious writer. I was going to start giving myself deadlines and make myself keep them. Because serious writers have deadlines, and apparently, that makes them perform better.
Well, here’s what happened (more…)