This past week, I have felt really tired. I enjoyed the wedding of my beloved son and new daughter in law. I love my practice and my clients. I love my friends and my church, but I am tired. My mind is too full and my emotions are brimming.
I have decided as a self-preservation measure to begin a practice of meditation. This is new to me. I self soothe with TV and iPod and conversation and reading books...
My first meditation practice was sitting still and observing my breathing. I did this for 15 minutes when one of my clients no-showed, and attempted to clear my mind of thoughts. It was relaxing. I did slow down. Weird thoughts kept popping up, about my daily life, but no overwhelming emotions.
I think I will try this as a daily practice for a week and see how it goes.