Apr 12- Pace Yourself

Meditation: Calm, How to Meditate: Slow Motion
Length: 10 minutes
Where: Home Office/Guest Room, Los Angeles
How It Felt: Thrilling!
Who Joined Me: Steve

With our guests officially on their way home, I took a bit of a slow day yesterday. I just tend to get quiet for a bit after a lot of social interaction, but I was relieved not to find myself totally drained of energy. I took a slow and steady pace, getting one thing done at a time. It was perfect.

Steve and I went for a nice long walk after he finished his workday and talked about everything in the world. I read more of my Stacey Abrams book, “Our Time Is Now”- a must read if you care about democracy, voter suppression, or discrimination. I’m learning so much! Did some laundry, some yoga, some resting, some cleanup, booked a couple flights. That kind of day.

At some point in the early evening, we sat down to meditate together. I finally was ready to return to the “How to Meditate” series on the Calm app. This one is long! 30 days is a long time to do one series, but they really are all pretty great.

The topic for day 19 couldn’t have been more perfect, as Steve and I are both working hard at slowing down in life. It’s so incredibly easy to get caught up in the busyness, to go go go! even when you need to stop. We have had so many talks about the time you actually save when you slow down and notice things, make sure tasks are done properly, bundle things efficiently, think ahead.

With the crazy couple of weeks we both just had, getting permission to move in slow motion for even ten minutes felt amazing.

By the end of the session I couldn’t stop smiling! That happens to me sometimes in a meditation- a deep happiness comes over me and it’s almost overwhelming. I felt myself smiling until my face was shaking! The release of the deep breathing mixed with my deep, crazy love for the adorable man facing me was incredible. The whole thing was awesome.

So glad to be back to some consistent daytime meditations. It really is a powerful experience!