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My First . . . February 17, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Fiction, Humor, Word Play.

170px-alice_par_john_tenniel_30Am I doing this right?
Hmm . . . I’m not sure.

This position is uncomfortable.

I feel like a pretzel . . . tied up in twisted up knots.

I can’t feel my leg . . . it’s going to sleep. 

I am relaxed!  I’m numb from the waist down.
Shift a bit. 

Aah . . . that’s better.

Now I’ve got a cramp in my leg. 
Ooh . . . better.  That feels good.  Keep going.

Wait!  I’ve got a crick in my neck.  I need to change positions again.
Ooh . . . nice.

Crap!  Did I turn off the coffee maker?
Don’t worry about it.

Scruffy-CatAnd the cat . . . did I let the cat in?
Stop thinking. 

I can’t stop thinking. 
Let it go.

This is hard.
We’re doing great.  

This is so s~t~r~a~n~g~e.  I wonder if it feels this awkward to everyone the first time.

This is way harder than I thought it would be.
Lots of people enjoy it.

Why would anyone enjoy doing this?!  It’s torture being twisted up like this.
You just need to relax. 

I can’t relax . . . I feel like I should be doing something else.
Be here now.

Wait!  I need to move my butt a little to the left. 
OK . . . that’s better.  

I should have put on a CD to drown out all the noise.
The noise is all in your head.

IMGP2584bI’m still not sure if I’m doing this right.
Keep breathing.









Aah . . . that’s better!

Meditation . . . like other “firsts” . . . improves with practice.

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1. Pocket Perspectives - February 17, 2012

: ) …now that sounds familiar…. similar words going through my head an hour ago…and I was sitting with someone with 10 years of calmness, and still the mind had trouble stilling….ohhhh….moments of quiet interspersed with a busy, chattering mind… remarkable to watch my mind go back to that again and again. As you say, “practice”….. the way I see it, that’s why it’s called “practice”

nrhatch - February 17, 2012

Yes, the practice of meditation gets easier with practice, practice, and more practice. Eventually, the mind settles down as soon as you “assume the position.”

Aah . . . that’s better. 😀

2. Life in the Boomer Lane - February 17, 2012

Wow, your meditation sound exactly like mine. Except I never got to that calm space!

nrhatch - February 17, 2012

Just imagine if people gave up on S~E~X as easily as they do meditation . . . we wouldn’t have a burgeoning population. 😉

3. Andra Watkins - February 17, 2012

Haha. I recognize this person…….me!! 🙂

nrhatch - February 17, 2012

These days, I pop in an Ocean Voyages CD, sit in my meditation chair, and my mind stills immediately . . . but it took more than a few trial runs to get there.

Now, after 20-30 minutes of silent stillness, I re-surface and re-emerge completely re-energized.

Aah . . . that’s better! _/!\_

4. Lisa Wields Words - February 17, 2012

Love it!

nrhatch - February 17, 2012

When I saw Sidey’s weekend theme, my thoughts immediately flashed to my first experience with . . . meditation.

Yeah, that’s right. Meditation. 😉

Lisa Wields Words - February 17, 2012

I knew it was either that or yoga, but that didn’t stop my mind from getting dirty. LOL 😉

5. SidevieW - February 17, 2012

ah yes, learning to tune out of the surrounds and in to yourself’s peace

nrhatch - February 17, 2012

Indeed! Here’s to tuning out and tuning in. _/!\_

SidevieW - February 18, 2012

so good to recreate oneself in daily doses

nrhatch - February 18, 2012

It’s a good thing that’s NOT like cloning. 😉

6. Tori Nelson - February 17, 2012

Hahahaha! Wonderful and true. I still can’t figure out how to relax in yoga class when my weak little bum is trembling!

nrhatch - February 17, 2012

I had FUN writing this one. Sidey’s themes can be so . . . evocative.

7. Crowing Crone Joss - February 17, 2012

for a moment there I thought you were giving birth!! hee hee. sorry, couldn’t resist. Meditation is a practice to be learned for sure. but oh the rewards, the wondrous rewards. as you know.
walk in beauty.

nrhatch - February 17, 2012

Ha ha! I expect there might have been a few strident screams thrown in if this was my first delivery. 😉

Of course, that’s based solely on “hearsay.” I’ve never been anywhere near a delivery room.

It’s so E~A~S~Y once it *clicks* . . . but until you feel what it feels like the first time it’s hard to imagine.

8. 2e0mca - February 17, 2012

It sound almost like that 3:00am discussion! The “relax, go back to sleep”.. “But, this is going to come up in the morning call”… situation 😦 I haven’t tried meditation in the formal sense but standing on a bridge watching the trains pass works very well for me – I can lose myself in internal thoughts for hours 🙂

nrhatch - February 17, 2012

Watching the trains go by . . . or listening to cars streaming over a bridge . . . can put our thoughts to rest, giving us a much needed break from the constant monkey chatter of “auto pilot.”

9. souldipper - February 17, 2012

The joys of discipline – thank goodness persistence pays off!

nrhatch - February 17, 2012

I agree! It took me more than a few times to get my thoughts to settle down enough that I saw the benefits of pressing the “pause” button.

10. Julie - February 17, 2012

Very funny Nancy. So true for many of us – me included!

nrhatch - February 17, 2012

First attempts can be quite . . . um . . . funny. 😉

11. sufilight - February 17, 2012

LOL! Guess all of us can resonate with your thoughts! The mind is such a useful tool until we let it take over with it’s chattering.

nrhatch - February 17, 2012

Just so, Marie. The more often we reclaim “the remote,” the easier it gets . . . and the more clarity we gain.

12. GroundCherry - February 18, 2012

Funny… that sounds very much like my occasional yoga routine when done without a properly focused mind! Or perhaps like a whiney run where you just never quite hit the right flow…

nrhatch - February 18, 2012

My favorite way to exercise is to get “into the flow” and finish before I notice I’ve started. 😉

13. kateshrewsday - February 18, 2012

Fantastic. There is nothing like observing the flurry of the mind as it settles into meditation. One of the great comfort-routines of life 🙂

nrhatch - February 18, 2012

It used to be that I could meditate for about 30 seconds before a thought would BURST onto the scene, demanding to be pondered and perused. Now, once I’m settled, my mind follows suit and allows me an appreciable break from its constant chatter.

14. bluebee - February 19, 2012

It’s soooo difficult to drown out the mind 🙂

nrhatch - February 19, 2012

Yes. It takes practice. Fortunately, we don’t have to compete with Olympic athletes or Boddhivistas the first time out. And we don’t have to “turn down the volume” completely to enjoy a respite from the constant onslaught.

If we only manage a few minutes of silent stillness at first . . . we can aim for a bit more the next time.

15. eof737 - February 20, 2012

Now that was funny! 😆

nrhatch - February 21, 2012

Thanks, E! You might like the link I added last night to Lynn’s post on the Mind-Body connection. Meditation is S~O~O~O~O good for us.

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