Blogging 365, Day 71: Meditation

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As I had mentioned in a few previous posts, lately I’ve been spending a portion of my evenings doing some meditation or, more to the point, Buddhist meditation. This is the type that I most associate myself with after reading what each is about.

Why I started doing it is simple: I just needed a change and closing my eyes and concentrating quietly seemed like a great way to get myself centered after a long day at the office, stressful situations, etc. And so far, it seems to be working.

In fact during last night’s session (of about 10 minutes), I concentrated on my breathing as a way to block out the noise around me and it seemed to work as my mind was set free and slowly I began to see from within me. I realize that meditation is all about blocking out noise regardless of its volume level but when you’re just starting out, it can be difficult to do.

I’m going to try to do it every night for my current time of 10 minutes then start to extend the time as I get better at it. All I know is that it’s a pretty amazing experience and one that I want to get better as time goes on.