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.