Meditation Challenge – half way point…

I’m a little over half way through my meditation challenge and so far I feel like this was one of the best decisions I have made in a long time.  Here is a picture of the things I gather when I’m off to go meditate.

Prayer beads

The Book of Awakening

The prayer beads give me something to focus with my fingers because I get fidgety if I sit for too long.  I use each bead as a deep breath until I reach the very end.  There are exactly 108-beads on this prayer necklace that I received from my ‘secret yogi’ Terren when I was going through my yoga teacher training.  I use each chapter of my book to instill a positive thought for the day and its usually something that I try to bring into my personal life.  Not all of the chapters relate to me and my personal life but I still enjoy reading them.

I have been trying to do this practice in the morning before everyone wakes up but if not, I do it when everyone goes to sleep and the house is quiet and still.  I find it difficult to meditate when there are noises or distractions around, but it would be great if I could get past that challenge and be able to meditate even with distractions.   Unfortunately, I got off track a bit and missed a few days here and there, primarily due to a mini vacation I took with my husband but I plan to go a few days into December to make up for the lost days, and hopefully I will continue even longer than that…

Have you attempted to take on this challenge?  If so, I’d love to hear how it has been going for you!


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