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Meditation: Day by Day

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Today was it brief. I think my all time fastest meditation session. Four minutes before the day's activities interrupted and duty called. I think I have already mentioned that every morning before work, I turn off the radio in my car and take a few moments to reflect and center. I may not have mentioned that work is located in strip mall. So I park in the parking lot of strip mall, turn off the radio, close my eyes and usually do a quick body scan or awareness of breathe meditation. This morning I felt like I had just began when someone knocked on my window. It was a client on her way into the animal hospital, bringing her cat to see me. She called out to me: "Dr Simone, are you ok?" It never occurred to me that it might look odd to someone else. So yes, I did meditate today, but not for long. I did eat about half of my lunch mindfully. And it was good. I have found a few minutes every day this week. Tomorrow will be good. It's my day off, and I will attend a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction class at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham. Although I only found a few minutes today, they were good minutes, and the benefit lasted much longer than that.

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MLH148 3/6/2013 6:53AM

    This is amusing to me -- someone concerned about your healthy habit ("are you sick? You're not eating too much!").
Sounds as though your habit is developing and paying off. Great!

I usually listen to news in the car and sometimes have to turn it off or it ruins my day. Good reminder. Thanks!.

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WORDGIRL830 3/5/2013 11:26PM

    This is a habit I need to pick up. Great job!

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