Monday, January 4, 2010


I usually meditate at night before going to bed so I decided to change it up & try to meditate upon waking up this, after I woke up early at 4:30 am, from a bad dream...I attempted to clear my mind, concentrate on my breathing anything that would calm my mind & put me back to sleep. Nothing was working...I tried & tried and nothing worked. I could not center my was jumping all around inside my head...I couldn't lock onto it.Sometimes that happens...but at least I tried. I got up early and went about my day...I even finished a painting I had been working on for a couple of weeks. Even though I was tired and sleepy all day, I still managed to accomplish a goal. Hopefully, I will be so tired tonight, I will sleep soundly and wake up at the normal time. Then I can try to meditate in the morning before I get up.
To answer the question: "Can you flunk meditation"? The answer is "NO"!!! There is no right or wrong way, just your way. As long as you are taking some alone time for your inner self is all that is required.
Join me at one of my fellow bloggers site, AWAKE IS GOOD for a 28 day study on meditation, by Jan Lundy. You will be glad you did!


  1. Finally! Someone who says there's no wrong way to meditate...yippee! I'd always thought meditation was to enrich the inner self and not a college course...of course, help to find that personal way is always nice but I rebel from tooooo much structure. Happy New Year!

  2. love this, my friend. no you cannot flunk meditation, no way, unless you are "studying" with a purist. may all be more kind and accepting of ourselves, just as we are. :)
    Awake is Good

  3. Kittie, I hope you can find a few minutes every day to settle yourself in your own way. Happy New Year to you too...

    Jan, yes I hope everyone can be happy with themselves at least for a few minutes every day & without any expectations.