Jul 25- Process

Meditation: Calm, Daily Calm: Be Here Now
Length: 9 minutes
Where: Tree People Theatre, Fryman Canyon, Los Angeles
How It Felt: So renewing

I’ve been trying to spend good time outside every day since things are stressful. Mental health first, and I know too much stress can send me into a manic tailspin or even a depressive episode if I don’t take care of myself. I’ve been working through some things.

I went to the park yesterday to finish my book, then went for a nice, long solo hike afterward. I put in my AirPods but walked in silence, just thinking. Processing. To meditate, I thought I should go to a place that would make my heart a little lighter- the theatre. The outdoor theatre at the top of the hill.

Nature and a stage? Happy place.

The Daily Calm was called “Be Here Now,” which seemed perfect. A big part of what I was wrestling with was being present and not letting my mind spin into a thousand worrisome scenarios involving things I can’t control.

Be present be present be present. It’s the frickin’ key to everything, I swear.

Feeling better today. Talked some things out, had a good cry, and reached out for support, only to be reminded how lucky I am to have so many loving, supportive people in my life. It’s all going to be okay. And if it isn’t, my worrying about it isn’t going to help.

I always get to that point eventually, but I have to work through all my big emotions first. Every time.

Tired now, with a long, full week ahead! Off to meditate before bed.

Happy place- outdoor theatre at Fryman