I Have the Key in My Hand. All I Have to Find is the Lock.

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Meditation. I’ve been trying to convince myself to mediate for oh, let’s see, like a good 3 years now. I’ve heard about the benefits of it and it really makes sense to me to utilize a free resource that could quite possibly be really great. If I could just convince myself to do it regularly that would be awesome. Every once in awhile I’ll have these little bursts of motivation to meditate. I’ll do it for a bit and then get distracted and forget all about it and then remember about it again and it just goes on and on like that.

I have a friend whose parents are both around 90 years old. I asked her what their secret to the long life is and she said that back in the 70’s they started doing transcendental meditation and that they each meditate for about an hour a day!Say what!? That’s crazy that they’ve been meditating fot that long. And I guess they have relatively few physical/mental problems too for their advanced years.

Meditation sounds like a good idea to me. I guess that’s why I always find myself starting it and then I forget what a great idea it is and then there it goes. It’s not that I have anything against meditation it’s just that I can’t seem to find any consistency with doing it with any sort of regularity.

The reason I bring up all this meditation business is because I’m finding that when I have a ton going on (like now) that my default is to want to make things easier on myself by spending money on the things that make life easier. Yeah. totally makes sense. Not being sarcastic. I mean, it’s really easy to not spend money in the winter when no one is really doing anything except watching movies indoors but now that it’s really nice out and there is a lot going on there are so many opportunities to spend money on things I really shouldn’t. I thought the Spending Fast was already hard as is but it feels like it just got harder.

So, I think I’m going to try walking meditation or running meditation (it’s hard to sit still huh) so hopefully I can center myself and resist spending money a bit easier.

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  1. marianney

    oh wow, i have the exact same problem. i want to meditate, i know i should, and i know it’ll help me with everything. but i just can’t do it. shit, i can’t sit for 3 minutes without fidgeting. and lord knows i can’t stop my mind for more than a few seconds at a time. so i get frustrated and bored and give up. there’s got to be a way to make meditation more interesting. i’ve heard that doing guided meditations is easier to begin with. do you have an ipod touch or iphone? i downloaded some free guided meditation apps, but you can also just download some free mp3s from the internet somewhere too.

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  2. anna

    i have tried some free ipod meditations. i listened to half of 1 one time :) that’s as far as i got with that! i’ve heard guided group meditations are good for beginners too. maybe i’ll try to hunt one down

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  3. ?Philly G ?

    Meditative Mind on Youtube has some great videos which are mainly specific frequencies and peaceful backround audio that are supposed to help different chakras or issues.

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