I've read through the issues from the last two weeks, and I realize I made a few mistakes.
- I haven't started the week's sessions with any specific intention, which has led to a feeling of aimlessness both in my own meditations and in the published journal.
- I've been trying to "mix it up" as much as possible with my style of meditations, focusing more on content variety than any dedicated schedule.
In an effort to both streamline my process and hopefully keep my readers interested, I'll be going into this week's sessions with an intention in mind, and I'll be doing the same form of meditation each day: 20 minutes, silent with no music or guide, seated, with a focus on the breath.
So, without any further ago, here you go:
My intention this week will be based around Acceptance. There are so many things I'm sure we'd all love to change about our current circumstances – and they need not all be coronavirus-related! However, instinctively pushing against our circumstances without accepting them as they currently are can only foster a sense of negativity and resentment. I'd like to accept things as they are in the current moment, though this does not mean being resigned to negative outcomes.
Meditation focused on acceptance has been shown to increase our ability to deal with stressful situations, so bringing this attitude to my current practice has been a priority for me. Never as good a time to get started as now.