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Measuring Progress; Daily Meditation


Monday, March 04, 2013

How will I keep track of my progress, stay motivated, and how will I measure the results of my bid to make meditation a daily practice? I think this is both the simplest, and yet the most intangible parameter to measure. To keep track, I simply report to you all. To stay motivated, I am accountable to you all, and to myself. And, if I reflect on the wonderful benefits of meditation, that should be motivation enough.
Measuring the benefits is a little more challenging. How do you measure the release of tight muscles in your chest, the calming of butterflies in your stomach, the ability to stay calm in the midst of: one son climbing the stairs on the wrong side of the banister, a cat throwing up a hair ball on the carpet, a pot boiling over on the stove, one of the dogs chewing up a boy's treasured toy, and the other son salting the cat. That all really happened one day, within about a 15 minute span.
The answer is that you can't measure it. But you know there has been a change. And the change it good. And it makes life better. So you do it again.....
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TWNOMWE 3/5/2013 9:28AM

    You have very imaginative boys!!
Yes measuring benefits is when you find you did not overreact to a stressful situation that you know could have set you off. So emoticon emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 3/4/2013 9:38PM

    You have a good plan to get your new habit to become regular and should be successful. What with everything going on in your life the new habit of meditation will be good for you!

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CHARLIE-B 3/4/2013 8:15PM

    Sounds like you really need this new habit! I mean really in 15 minutes! Daily meditation is a wonderful habit for anyone, I know you will enjoy it. emoticon

Hugs,
Charlie

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SUNSHINE192DAY 3/4/2013 6:48PM

    I need to learn how to meditate too! Sounds like you have a very full life! I wish you luck with your goals!

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GEMINISUE 3/4/2013 5:50PM

    Each serene moment becomes more special, the older one is!

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DOLPHINSINGER72 3/4/2013 5:50PM

    Salting the cat. How does one salt a cat? You mean he put salt on the cat? Oh my. :) that sounds like one heck of a day. Some meditation would definitely be needed at THAT moment.

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Meditation is a wonderful thing!

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CMFARRELL36 3/4/2013 5:17PM

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Yes, there's no price you can put on something like inner peace.

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