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Twenty times on the loom, I put back my work
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April 13, 2013
8:35 am
Wel
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Hello all!

this is not quite my first try at meditation. I’ve tried various times, with different techniques. There is always a point where I give it up: it can be my life takes an unexpected turn and my hardly set routine gets thrown away. It can be I’m feeling upset and overwhelmed by the meditative state. It can be it slowly fades away from my daily life.
But I always come back, I always put back my work on the loom, as the poet says. Be it for a day or three months, I always at some point overcome some lame excuse like “I don’t have time right now, I’ll start again tomorrow” or “why bother? I’ll give it up at some point, as always”. And I sit down once more.
I would like to be more steadfast, to have a strong routine and never waive. But maybe it is like the meditation work itself? You focus on your breathing, you still your mind, you shush your thoughts, and every time you realize that your mind has wondered off, that thoughts are pouring from your mind, you acknowledge it, you don’t judge and you go back to focusing on your breathing, stilling you mind, shushing your thoughts?
I’m not sure I am on the right track, here. I wonder if I should force myself to more discipline about this.

Anyway, I’m back at it, now, with the help of this great website, and hopefully I will make it to at least the first 5 classes before throwing in the towel once more (that will be picked up some time afterwards…).

If you have any advice for me, or any word of encouragement, that would be most welcome. In the mean time, I wish you a beautiful day.

Wel

April 15, 2013
3:53 pm
Sarah G
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Hello Wel,

Thanks for sharing, and welcome to the site. I can relate to what you are saying, having started out meditating sporadically. However, over the years, I became regular in my practice after I started to enjoy tremendous benefits through Sahaja Yoga meditation. I found that if I stopped meditating for more than a day or so, I felt completely out of balance, my thoughts were all over the place, my emotions were out of whack, etc! I did find however that in the early days, before it became such an integral part of my life, a little bit of discipline would go a long way. For example on those days you think you cannot spare the time, just make yourself take a few minutes. You will be glad you did!

So keep at it, and enjoy yourself.

All the best, and please post here if you have questions or other comments as you go along.

Sarah

April 15, 2013
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nice

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