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Meditation and Basketball Goals.

The closest I’ve gotten to meditation was the time that I modeled for a figure drawing class.
I wasn’t able to move so I spent the entire 3 hours staring at the same spot and trying not to think thoughts.
This mostly just led to a slight panic and intense internal brainstorming.
I may have left the session with forty new business plans.

Recently, over breakfast with one of my favorite people, they shared with me a new concept for meditation they’d discovered.
Instead of trying to not think, they’ve been looking at it as allowing their thoughts to simply pass by without engaging them.

So, the other day during some down time I took a minute to close my eyes and thought of a place that would be relaxing for me.

The first image that came to mind was a basketball goal.
I watched my thoughts dressed as basketballs floating over the rim like the cow who jumped over the moon.

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Tyler McCall - December 15, 2014 - 10:10 pm

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Cheri Pomraning-Dobbins Allegood - December 15, 2014 - 10:55 pm

What a gift. I remember that place. A place where hospitality was evident.

Lindsay Lee - December 15, 2014 - 10:56 pm

Sounds like you’ve got meditation down pat. :)

There’s this song…

There’s this song that comes on a lot at work.
It’s played consistently on all of my favorite pandora stations.
I find that I hear it playing most mornings when I open the store.

Today as I walked from the back putting chairs down I heard the opening line.
I looked up at the speakers and smiled like it was a favorite regular.

Nice to see you again.

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Daring December.

Right now my head is foggy, my nose is running, and it feels like there is a layer of cotton behind my forehead. So, forgive me if this post is ramble-y or nonsensical.

But, it is time for me to chat about last month’s resolution and to tell ya what I’m planning for the month of December.

Last month I resolved to be more present. To write every single day about a solitary moment and to post an image about something I’m grateful for. Many of you followed this process on social media and some even participated with me. Thanks!

I did a great job of sticking to the resolution everyday, until I went to Nicaragua. While I was traveling, I didn’t continue for two reasons: 1. I was writing and photographing so much already and 2. I was already sharing so much on social media that I didn’t want to be overwhelming.

But, for the rest of the month it was a great experience. Something that allowed me to ground myself every single day and to remind myself of all of the beautiful things that exist in my world, both big and small.

For December…

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