Monday, November 7, 2011


Me, meditate? That's the funniest thing I've ever thought. I have always wanted to. I've even tried multiple times in the past, but my mind just wanders. I cannot clear the incessant thoughts and then ~ I lose.

One time Oprah said, just try for one minute, and then increase it by one minute each day. I thought, now that's doable! Even for me. I have tried. It has never worked out.

I need to meditate. I think it would be really good for me.

It was that beautiful time of day ~ dusk, the house was quiet, and the temperature ideal. I thought, now is the perfect time to give this mediation thing a good try. It's just one minute. I can do it. I need to do it.

I sat down on the floor, crossed my legs, closed my eyes (because this is how I assume you do this type of thing) and I was at peace for two full seconds. Some black little dog wandered on in looking for me. I tried to ignore her, hoping she wouldn't find me on the other side of the bed by the window.

She got closer and closer. She sniffed my hair and bit my ear. I couldn't stop laughing. I tried to ignore her though and start over. I then discovered I was counting in my head and thought, "oh no, I think if you're counting, it doesn't count as meditating." I asked Rainey to leave, but she saw that as a challenge and climbed up my back and yanked my ponytail with her teeth.

It was, once again, going poorly. I didn't give up though. I have failed so many times before. I stayed the course. I asked Rainey to sit down next to me. I thought she could use some mediation too. She planted her cute little butt and looked at me as though I were up to no good. I told her to stay. I again closed my eyes. She was quiet. I couldn't help but peek. With her block head tilted slightly, she was staring me straight in the face wondering what the heck I was doing. I was trying my best to keep serious, but was truly unable to control the giggles. I again composed myself to the best of my ability, told her to stay put and closed my eyes.

She quickly lost her patience and attacked me. She pushed me and my namaste pose (I think) to the ground.

It was over.

I think I lasted 2 full seconds.

Maybe tomorrow I can shoot for 3.

Baby steps.

Even babier than I believed I could do.

"It's easy Mommy, just get into your position...

Free your mind...

And the rest will follow."

I should bite her ear.


  1. Too cute! I am totally picturing this all in my head.

  2. Hurray! You tried! You need to get a meditation CD. The nice lady tells you exactly what to do and how to breathe and how to pick a spot where you won't be interrupted by black puppies. :)

    But that experience was probably just as good for your soul. I have had very similar experiences with my dogs. It's the best!

    Try again.