Day 14 and 15 of 30 Day Meditation Challenge

Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own — Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Wisdom for Daily Living (Bruce Lee Library)
Since I did not get to share my experience for Day 14, I clubbed it with Day 15.

Day 14: I was very sleepy and my conditions in life have changed a little. I was only sleeping for 4 hrs / night for the last couple of days and 20 minutes into the session, I fell asleep for the night. I do not recall much other than that I was drowsy and slept through the night. Perhaps, I needed the rest.

Day 15 : Its been a really challenging , stressful Monday at work. Right from the first meeting of the day to last working hour of the day, it was a perform storm of all the things that could go wrong. However, the most surprising thing was I knew how to cope with this. In the past, I would just keep worrying about it and imagine some scary scenarios of either past or future. Especially, when one bad thing is stacked on top of other on top of other, I used to think that there is something wrong with my personality. Today, however, I could take them for what they were worth and was able to control my emotions much better. The icing on the cake was I walked into the meditation room on our floor at the end of the day and could just wash off all my stress in a 30 minute session. I am happy with my new found friend, conscience.

Sometimes when I read back my earlier posts, it sounds like hyperbole but it is coming from a true place. I feel that is a sign of genuine progress. I am really happy I took up this challenge.

On the 15th day, I feel that I made the right decision in taking up this challenge. I feel incredibly proud that I could keep up this far. For a day or two, I have been entertaining the thoughts of a 30-day exercise challenge.  My main goal would be to just get into a habit of wellness. If I do pick up the gauntlet, I will surely blog about my observations and experiences.

Wish me luck with progress.

Today’s tip : Every event happens for a reason. Instead of tearing ourselves up for mishaps, we should rationally look at the event, learn what we can and move on.

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