There are so many things I would like to do such as yoga, pilates, buy more books, buy more gifts and so forth. I don’t like money I have no desire to possess heaps of it, but I hate how not having it really restricts you from the stuff you want to do.
“If poverty is the customary material penalty for low status, then neglect and faraway looks will be the emotional penalties that a snobbish world appears unable to stop imposing on those bereft of the symbols of importance.”—Alain De Botton, Status Anxiety, Snobbery
Today I attempted to meditate, I thought I would do my first session for ten minutes. I soon realised that meditating for ten minutes as a first attempt is ambitious to say the least.
I struggled with focusing on the here and now, on my breathing and keeping my mind clear. I found thoughts regarding the past, concerns about the future creeping into my conciousness polluting my present.
I decided that completing five minutes instead of ten is a more realistic expectation and decided to focus on the image of a pebble, and the path of the pebble in a stream. Focusing on this image and trying to stick with it for five minutes felt great. I felt a little light headed and like I had stretched my lungs too.
Perhaps sticking with five minutes for this week is a good idea.