I re-started my meditation practice on Monday. I never finished the 8-week program I’d embarked on – made it about four weeks in and then, blamo!, something got in the way. So on Monday, as I’ve said, I restarted it. And wow, today was definitely like day one again. My mind kept wandering during the 8 minute meditation, so I kept having to reign it back in. It’s okay, it’s all part of the practice, but really, I’d gotten much better at shutting the little magpie up! It felt like all the progress I’d made the first go round was lost to me. Sigh. I should have never lapsed. Hopefully, by week’s end, I’ll have regained some lost ground.
Being able to calm myself and shut down the mental chatter is important to me. Anything else is just window dressing.