Archive for February, 2016

Meditation

29-February-2016

Hmmm. http://innerpeacemeditation.org/ says that you learn to meditate by meditating. This sounds remarkably like my earlier post on inner peace. Just level up on the skills. So I think this is going to be my next big thing. To go through the steps to try and get somewhere in meditation. It seems to be the only step that I haven’t made any progress in, but would benefit from in order to gain more inner peace.

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Meditation

28-February-2016

I had the best meditation I’ve ever had today. I was in a motel room, awake early and it seemed relatively quiet out so got up and sat on a chair and had a go. It wasn’t anything special but for a few minutes, I was breathing and not thinking about anything else. Just concentrating on my breathing. How do I know it was good? I felt good and, when I looked at the clock, it was 10 minutes. Not just a few. So I think that’s a good sign. πŸ™‚
OF course it might be easier to meditate away from home without thoughts of what I should or could be doing.

Life

27-February-2016

Years ago when I was but a child I remember killing a frog. Not my best idea, it must be said. I still remember this. I wasn’t particularly happy about it after I had done it. I suspect that’s why I still remember.
Flies though, can die. And mosquitoes. However, lately, as in this year, I’ve been thinking about life, trying to be at peace and mindful of things and it seems every time I swat a fly or squish a mozzie and end its life, that it’s not a good idea. I still don’t like them and will still splat them but rather than thinking of just how much of a pain they are, I’m also thinking about their life.

Your Garden

26-February-2016

So, do people create their garden as an oasis to run away from the pressures and demands that society brings? Perhaps I should invest (both money and time) more in gardening to bring it up to at least Oasis v1.0 πŸ™‚
Somewhere to be mindful in developing it and at peace when relaxing in it.

Hmmm

25-February-2016

I meant something to someone, once.

~ Peter Morris

Huff Post Article on Mindfullness

25-February-2016

Here’s an interesting article in Huffington Post by Bojana Jankovic on being mindful.
For me
1. Put phone on aeroplane mode. Achieved. No one phones me anyway. Facebook? What’s that πŸ™‚
2. Connect with nature. Achieved. I try to every day go for a nature walk.
3. Get more sleep. Achieved. I like to go to bed early. Shame I wake up early too though. Still, I suspect it means I have achieved enough sleep.
4. Meditate. FAIL! I find this very hard. My mind wanders all the time. πŸ™‚
5. Eat slowly and mindfully. FAIL! Food is fuel. Plus, one meal a day is enough. Perhaps I could eat slowly and think about the food.

Nothing

24-February-2016
Slowly disappearing into nothingness until I am no longer a memory.
~ Peter Morris

I Walk Alone

23-February-2016
I like this song. Especially sung by Jorn. He has a great voice, in my opinion. It's not just that though. It's a strong song. Quite powerful and his voice just exudes power. Unfortunately I can't find a good video of him singing it, so here's one with Tarja.
I like listening to it when I'm on my own. It does make me wonder though, am I brainwashing myself to be alone?

Gardening

22-February-2016
Over the weekend I was in the garden. It's a very therapeutic place to be. Great to get out in the fresh air, be with nature, create art on your canvas. Bringing order from chaos. Relaxing, breathing which has a meditation effect. It seems to tick all the boxes. At least some of the time. At other times it seems like a chore. However, if I just get on with the chores, it's like I'm in a trance like state, although most of the time, I suspect I'm thinking of something else. But it's good to be outside. With nature. Peaceful.

Oscar Wilde

21-February-2016
β€œDeath must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”
~ Oscar Wilde