Meditate…oh sure

Francesca Silva

Stop the planet, I want to get off! Well, not really – I’m kind of enjoying myself at the moment, even though I feel like I’m caught in a vortex and would appreciate having a bit of time to come up for air…

My sister is visiting and we’re having a lovely time catching up on our lives and spending quality time with Mumsie, who’s absolutely thrilled to have her two daughters with her. Of course, when we gang up on her to try and get her not to do something she shouldn’t, she’s somewhat less thrilled!

As usual, when my sister visits, our relatives and friends all want to see her. That means juggling dates and times to fit everyone in while making sure we’re not rushing about too much and exhausting Mumsie. My sister, who is one of the most considerate people I know, is caught between a rock and a hard place. Although her main priority is to spend as much time as possible with Mumsie, she understandably also wants to see some of our cousins and friends to catch up on their lives. So, between us, we have quite the juggling and balancing act going.

With all this constant mental and physical activity, meditation is what I need right now. But, wouldn’t you know it? I can’t focus enough to meditate. I can focus on everything else except meditation – the soft murmur of conversation between Mumsie and my sister, the distant drone of traffic, the persistent buzzing of the fly, my suddenly very itchy nose…as Charlie Brown would say, “aaarrrggghhh”!

But I’m going to persevere – I won’t force it but will continue to try and meditate daily. I may think I’m not meditating as well as I should, but I’m still finding that it’s making a difference in how I approach my day. I find I can easily juggle all those balls in the air without “freaking out”, so something must be working.

Hey ~ I just realized that Mumsie’s asleep and my sister’s out with some friends, so there’s no time like the present to get in some meditation. Bliss.

[tags]meditation, family visit, quality time with my mom, how to meditation during busy day[/tags]

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