Today was the 21st day since I’ve made it a practice to start my day with meditation. I feel like I’ve made some progress. I’ve built up from about five minutes to going for 10 minutes. I have learned a lot from the practice, but obviously I am also now aware of what a novice I am at meditation. I plan to keep this up because while it takes just a short… Read More

Day 19 I realized the practical benefits of having a daily meditation practice today in a surprising way. I had a conflict with someone, where I thought perhaps they weren’t being totally fair. I ended up having a brief disagreement with this person: someone I respect, and afterwords realized that I had gone into the situation in the wrong way. The specifics aren’t important here. What I realized, thinking about it later… Read More

Day 15 & 16 (I usually try to avoid getting on the internet at all on Sundays, which is why I didn’t blog yesterday.) I found myself wondering what the brain chemistry is behind meditation. A quick search on the internet reveals a smattering of different articles, but nothing that clear cut. 1. The most straight forward research suggests that regular meditation raises serotonin levels. Serotonin is necessary to feeling stable and… Read More

I realized trying to do all of these in one post was making that post too long. I’m going to post these daily on their own now. So here we are at day seven. One week into it I thought I would share something practical: how my meditation space is set up. Here is a picture. It’s a simple set up. Of course really you don’t need anything to start meditation! But… Read More

Day 0 I have had a meditation practice in the past. But it has been a long time since I stuck with it. One of my goals this year is to get back into meditation. But so far this year I have failed to get that habit started. There is always some excuse: I’m running late, I slept in, I’m just too busy to just sit and do nothing for ten minutes…. Read More