Monthly Archives: November 2013

Sunday 24th November 2013

I went to an all day silent retreat. It was good to be there and meditate (and eat and walk and sit) in silence. So good and nourishing. Just what I needed before the Christmas mayhem ensues. I almost didn’t go as there are engineering works at the weekends and so my journey to London is currently 5 hours round trip. Would it be worth it? It was. The chairs were uncomfortable and the teacher did too much sitting practice and not enough movement and no lying meditations, which I have to admit (coupled with my 5 hrs travel time) made it a rather uncomfortable day. But it was still so good to do and has renewed and reminded me why I want to teach mindfulness myself. This morning I even meditated with both my kids – something I have been meaning to do since summer but somehow it slipped off the list. Feeling very connected. Total practice time yesterday:6 hours (oh yes!) ¬†Total practice time today: 30 minutes (back to normal!)¬†

Friday 22nd November 2013

Work has been all consuming, there have been observations, paperwork and too many deadlines. I have kept up with my practice through out but not the blog. Today I managed a proper session of yoga and a full body scan meditation – it’s been ages since I have done a full 40 minute session. My practice, though daily, has been squeezed in on trains and in between chores. Tomorrow I have an all day silent retreat, I cannot wait I really need a full day of calm! Total practice time today: 40 minutes

Sunday 3rd November 2013

Half term! It’s always hard finding the time to meditate during half term. I did manage to do something everyday but on some days it was literally just a 3 minute breathing space on waking up. I might top up through the day and I also did a lot of walking meditations as we walked from A to B but even this is punctuated with interruptions when accompanying two small kids anywhere. One morning even my breathing space was interrupted as the kids decided they wanted to get dressed next to me. The eldest kept asking mummy are you meditating. Yes I would have to say, breaking my peace. Today the have had a sleep over at nana’s so I can squeeze a solid 30 minutes in between DIY projects and getting ready to go back to work tomorrow. Today’s total practice time: 30 minutes