Monday, April 16, 2018

Hard Class

Sometimes the hardest class I teach is meditation.  Today after I had taught a women's class on meditation, one of the women looked at me and said this is impossible.  I asked her to explain and she talked about how hard it was to not embrace her thoughts. This woman is brilliant and as she expressed her doubts and frustration, I felt her anxiety.  We talked about letting go of her expectations and that she was making it much harder than it was.

She got it.  She began to understand that with time and practice, there would be great days of meditation and then there would also continue to be really difficult ones.  Wednesday when we meet, I will teach her more techniques and ways to calm the monkey mind.

We had frost last night and expecting more tonight.  As we walked through our fruit trees this morning I kept sending them love, telling them to hold on that warmer days were coming.
As we drank coffee this morning, the humming birds kept swarming the feeders, looking in the windows like, hello, we are here, where's the warmth?

Hoping that your Monday went smoothly and that tomorrow does as well.  Be kind, spread joy and know that you are worthy of love.


  1. Someone close to me suffers from severe anxiety. He says the hardest thing for him to do is to stop the constant flow of his thoughts. I wish her luck.

  2. Some people have an active thought process and their mind is never still. I can understand how difficult it must be to meditate in such circumstances.

    It's raining here but my daughter had snow and freezing rain in Ottawa Sunday and more freezing rain on Monday. I'm thinking of the poor Robins and other birds who have returned home.
    Hugs, Julia

  3. Meditation can be hard to do at times but well worth doing. Clears the mind and is very relaxing. We need that in our lives. Snow is falling here today.

  4. Sometimes it is hard to clear my mind when I meditate

  5. Being still and quiet are still hard for me! You're having a chilly Spring too I see. We've had snow again today but tomorrow it will be in the 50' improvement! Hope you're feeling well and have a good week!