Originally Published in January 2009.
Or, How Conscious Parenting and Meditation Just Might Converge in the Laundry Room
I’ve mentioned before, that I am a fledgling practitioner of meditation. I’ve been trying to meditate daily for over a year now. Some days, my meditation experiences are transcendent. Others, well, not so much.
I wish I could say that I was meditating to access a heightened sense of consciousness, but mostly I just do it to stay sane.
Meditation helps me be present for myself and my children. On a good day, I let go of past regrets and future fears and truly live in the moment.
On a really good day, I relax into a state of joy, where I experience each moment as a gift.
A well of grace.
For the past year, one of my favorite routes to relaxation has been my Deepak Chopra CD, "The Soul of Healing Meditations."
I give myself over to the words, the music, the healing.
Sometimes, I put the CD on and work through a slow, contemplative yoga practice. Usually, I am simply still. And I experience the cleansing, transformative power of grace in my life.