After 7 short months in our Centreville townhome, we put it back up on the market last weekend. By Monday, we had a ratified contract, and by July 16 we need somewhere new to live. With another baby on the way, my husband feels the need for a single family home with a big back yard, which I admit would be nice. So here we are.
In the midst of the upheaval, I'm feeling drawn to meditation. I tend to be of the philosophy that yoga and meditation are more states of mind or ways of life than rigid outward practice. But lately I just need to SIT MY BUTT DOWN.
The catalyst for getting me to stop doing and start sitting was a comment I heard on NPR yesterday: "Everyone should meditate once per day. If you don't have time for that, you should meditate twice per day."
It's not easy to find time to sit or do asana when you're responsible for a little energetic toddler of a human being 24/7. Every day is different, so I find that a daily schedule is a set-up for failure. Instead I'm trying to grab spare moments, for example, the 5 minutes between finishing my work and Cam waking up from his nap, or the 15 - 45 minutes it takes for him to fall asleep while I lie next to him at night.
It's not ideal, but it is practice. How do you carve out time to meditate?