I finally hit on a form of meditation that works for me: a pencil, a planner and quiet time on the bus. I calm down. I relax. I pull together all the bits inside myself and feel whole.I realized last Friday night my weekly “planner meditation” was just that for me.
I have tried other forms of meditation: contemplative prayer, centering prayer, TM (that dates me!) and others; but they either bore me, put me to sleep, or make me feel inadequate because I couldn’t reach a higher consciousness or perfect state of awareness. I stayed on earth. My mind continued to scamper.
But when I plan, I focus. And that focus brings with it a certain expansive awareness and inner calm.
Do I have any soul mates out there?