Never did I imagine that I would be saying just five more minutes during my morning meditation…
I have done a few stints at meditation, but rarely does it stick. Typically, my attempts are in conjunction with Baron’s 40 Day to Personal Revolution Program and I am lucky if I get up to ten minutes morning and night. You can forget about the 30 minutes stints called for in Week Six: Triumph, I can’t honestly say that I ever committed to that.
Things on the meditation front have shifted for me. I have been doing a 15-minute sit each morning for a couple of months now and I’ve got to tell you, I have started to enjoy it.
As far as my meditation practice goes, I keep it very simple. I set my timer for 15 minutes, gently close my eyes (in the mornings my eyes are closed, in the evenings I prefer a soft focus). I notice my breath, the sound of a ticking clock, the fog horn on Long Island sound, or the rain hitting my window.
If I find myself thinking, I notice that, let it go, and return my focus to my breath, the clock, the fog horn, or the rain. It is that simple.
I don’t believe there is a right way or a wrong way to meditate, I think you just need to find a way that is comfortable for you.