1. Sounds a lot like my feelings toward running. Truth be told, I don’t run much when I exercise. Swimming and weights are more my speed. I admit I feel a temporary high for a couple of minutes when I’M DONE.🤣 I keep doing it because I like to eat and it’s the one way I keep weight off. I also feel more fit and sharper mentally, so I guess I’ll continue to slog through it. Good luck with your continuing efforts with meditation.

    1. Yes I’ve heard that from other people when I ask how they stay so disciplined about fitness and it’s usually so they can enjoy eating! Which I can’t blame you, food is amazing 🤣🤣 I’m glad you found this somewhat relatable and thanks for sharing Pete!! 💪🏻💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾💪🏿

  2. We had yoga classes in school where the teacher would force us to meditate and ever since I’ve hated it. Like you, I really like the idea of zoning out and just being at peace with myself with no thoughts plaguing the mind. But I find that I’m only able to do that when I’m out in nature and not necessarily meditating.

    1. Yeah I hear you, it’s sooooo hard! And being out in nature I think can be a form of meditating too. It’s true it’s probably when I feel the most peaceful mentally, when I’m in nature. And I also feel strangely comforted and cushioned it’s so nice. Lemme know if you ever give meditation a try we can mutually complain about it together 🤣🤣

  3. Kawinkidink -I did personal writing on the topic of meditation this morning. I feel your pain. My default setting is “Action!” and the very last thing in the world I want to do is waste time sitting around observing the nonsensical bullshit that goes on in my mind. And this is my dirty little secret as someone who has been teaching yoga/meditation classes weekly for 13 years! I don’t like it. That said, it’s a necessary form of mental hygiene that is required for me to be a kind and functional human being.

  4. Oh how I relate, GA! The voice in my head does not cooperate with my meditation practice. Like you, I just focus on the breathing. Pranayama breathing is something I’ve gotten into, but I’m going to look into Ocean Breathing after reading this. 😌

    1. Ohhh let me know what u think! ocean breathing also helps me with anxiety like if I’m at the doctor’s office and my body is freaking out, that kind of breathing really calms me down 🌊

  5. I’ve never been a huge meditator. I did meditate (not consistently) throughout my pregnancy but otherwise I have never been hugely into meditation. I have found it difficult to focus my mind… I find meditating requires me to empty my brain and think no thoughts and I am a BIG thinker, I always have thoughts racing around my mind from mundane tasks to existential ponderings! It’s admirable that you keep trying, though! 🙂

    1. Yes although I should say I don’t think the goal is ever to empty your mind completely. Maybe calm it down tho. So when thoughts come u let them come and let them pass and don’t run always with them but focus on your breathing instead. God it’s hard I don’t blame U for not doing it ha!

  6. Feeling ya on these meditation-related thoughts! I feel like these mindful experiences are more about our unique way of finding a peaceful, effective way that works to our individual taste and, in the spirit of the moment, there is no right or wrong way to do it. <3

    1. Yes!! And I feel like I’m more okay with doing it if I don’t feel guilty for doing it wrong or constrained to do it one specific way. So it’s kinda like, hey at least I’m doing it! 🤣🤣

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