Thursday, January 6, 2011

Meditation - Learning a new skill

I tried guided meditation in a group for the first time today and I am very intrigued.  It is something I have been interested in for over two years now but reading a book really didn't help me and I couldn't figure out how to record myself saying things that would help me.  So I asked a friend if I could go to a half-hour session with her and she graciously invited me.  I loved the process and if there was any day I needed it, it was today.  I was able to follow for a while but I will admit to starting to lose focus about six minutes before the session ended.  (I know it was about six minutes because the only way I could keep my mind from wandering too far was to start counting and I made it to 360.)  Overall, I think that is a pretty good start for a first timer.  I am looking forward to going back next week and to downloading something off of iTunes to use in the meantime.  I'm not sure if that officially counts as what I learned today (since I am still learning) but I think it does!

How comfortable are you with seeking out opportunities to try something new?