Friday, June 21, 2013

It May Not Be Meditation, But It Certainly Is A Calgon Take Me Away Moment

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Getting spoiled by two sunny days in a row.

I am tired.  Not just a tad bit, but I am quite exhausted.    The difficult turmoil we have been experiencing this past month continues.  It is going to be a lengthy ongoing, and emotional journey.
I have never learned how to turn off my head chatter.  Meditation seems like it would work, but I never seem to find a perfectly quiet time or perfectly private spot to practice.
But, one thing is for certain, sweet voices of the young certainly can do a lot to tone it down.
Today, Bella and Ryan are coming for an overnight visit.  They like to call it "A Sleep-over at Grandmas."
Ross and I live an hour or more away from all of our grandchildren.
To make things a little easier and less of a drive for us, as well as Jen and Derek,  we meet half way for a drop off and pick up.
When they pulled up at the designated location and I saw their excited faces peering out through the van windows, the stress melted away and I was infused with renewed energy.
It was a "Calgon Take Me Away" moment.
Oh, I know it may not be long lasting energy, but I suspect their visit will certainly be a distraction.


  1. Yay for sunny days AND distractions. I am afraid to say it lest it break the spell but we have enjoyed a week of sunny days and 80 degree temps. I am in summer heaven. The fog will be back, I know, but I prefer not to think about it.
    As for meditation, so many people have recommended that to me. Back in the early 70's, the boyfriend and I did the TM training and I stuck with that for about a year and a half. Maybe things would have been worse w/o it being in my days at that time but, I will say, the ensuing year and a half go down as one of the personally darkest points in my life.
    I tried mediation again lat winter - gave it a good three month or so trial. Not impressed.

    1. I guess I never quite got the hang of it either. Besides you don't have to "work" at sunny days and distractions. :)

  2. You don't need perfect quiet or solitude to meditate. It helps, sure, but if you can only quiet your mind and focus on your breathing for two minutes, it's better than not letting your mind still at all.

    1. Actually, breath control is the one part of the meditation that I do find effective.