#35: meditate every day for one month
Mindfulness in Plain English guided me in this meditation practice. You can find a complimentary copy online here. I highly recommend this text for anyone who wants to teach themselves the beautiful art of mindfulness in daily living.
This March, I combined a month of meditation with a month of eating natural foods in an effort to bring my body/mind connection back into equilibrium after the long winter.
The meditation was a lovely piece of this combination and I think I only understood how much it helped when I stopped practicing it in the first days of April. It caused me to reflect and write this "Ode to Meditation" on the subway last night:
Is a rushing river calmer for having passed through a still and steady pool?
Perhaps it is during this time of slowing
that the river remembers the sun and shady trees along the bank -
when it rushes on again
nods to them and
acknowledges their presence -
even in his rushing -
thanking the stillness for reminding him of their being there.