I recently got an email from a reader named Abigail who wanted some advice on how to meditate.
“I hate meditation,” she wrote. “It’s so damn boring I want to shoot somebody. I get so distracted with every noise. Then I start daydreaming about everything you can imagine. Yesterday I tried to meditate, and all I managed to meditate was my shopping list. At least it was productive, right?”
We aren’t all hard wired the same, so who’s to say that meditation has to come from being silent and sitting in a chair? I interviewed a healer recently who meditates to Michael Jackson. I meditate when I run. Another friend of mine needs to listen to Bach to get centered. So rather than getting some idea in your head that you have to sit still, breath, and calm your mind, do what makes you feel centered and calm. Maybe one day sitting on a mountain top will do the trick, but for me, I’m still going to blast Dee-Lite in my ipod and run along the lake.
We are all unique beings and therefore, should be celebrated for that uniqueness.
Find your own method, and let me know what you come up with. I look forward to hearing about your success, dammit!