Monday, December 28, 2009

Reporting My Practice

I had a couple hours to myself this morning. I told myself I would meditate. I thought meditating might help me make the right decisions and prioritize my day correctly. Here's what I actually ended up doing:
  • Talked to my mom on the phone
  • Read a bunch of stuff on elephantjournal.com
  • Gave in to facebook mindlessness
  • Listened to Neko Case
  • Watched an episode and a half of Arrested Development
  • Took my vitamins (well, only the one that's supposed to make my hair and nails grow stronger)
  • Made my bed
  • Paid my credit card bill
  • Ate some popcorn
  • Drank some ginger tea with extra honey
  • Wrote this blog entry
Perceived Mental Obstacles that Kept Me from Meditating:
  • Don't have my nice Zen Alarm Clock here
  • Don't have a zafu
  • Don't know what to wear
  • Too thirsty. So I drank water. And then I was afraid I'd have to pee partway through.
  • Felt too crappy about mindless snacking. Thought maybe I should exercise instead of just sitting.
  • Don't want to turn off music
  • Don't want to be caught meditating
  • Won't be able to quiet my mind unless my credit card bill is paid
  • Couldn't stand the thought of just sitting there with my thoughts
  • Don't really want to be peaceful. Until my problems are fixed.
Ok now I'm going to go meditate. At least that's the plan. Maybe I'll let you know if it really happens.

5 comments:

Kai said...

Great post. I can soo relate to that.
Happy New Year!

Kira Ryder said...

Don't go!

Zen Muffin said...

Thanks, Kai! Happy New Year to you, too!

Kira, ily!

Bruce said...

Just discovered you two. What a cute and clever blog. You make me hungry as well. Muffins and French Toast are my faves.

Cheerful New Year!

Zen Muffin said...

Bruce, thanks for reading and leaving such a fun comment! May the new year bring you many delicious pastries and other joys!