Tag: meditation

I’ve been to a silent retreat before. It was a weekend. It started on Friday night and lasted until Sunday morning. During that time, we were not to speak at all, only listen to a few speeches and spend the rest of the time reading and/or contemplating and meditating. I thought that it would never end, but it did! In general, people that I know just don’t believe that I’m an introvert. Well, I’m pretty close to the line, actually…

Ping! Ping! PingPingPing! Ring! Ping!Ping! “I see that you’re in a meeting or are busy, but can you IM right now?” Ping – The sound that the computer makes when someone is trying to send you a Microsoft Office Communicator Instant Message, or IM, as we call it. Multitasking – Well, you know what that is – being in a meeting and doing other things – in other words, not paying attention to the meeting because you have too much…

A few years ago, I started meditating. I kept it up for a while, but then it got lost somewhere in the mix. This morning I really felt the desire to sit quietly and simply breathe. So I did. I sat for 10 minutes, on the floor, gazing out my back window, looking at my rock garden. All sorts of gratitude bubbled up – gratitude that I could actually sit in a warm house with plenty of food in the…