While reading everyone’s PSP during the editing stage I learned about Insight Timer. Thanks EP and NW. It is an app filled with an abundance of free meditations. After clearing up some space on my phone, I downloaded the app. While doing laundry and other chores I was getting antsy. I decided to give meditation from this app a try. I chose a meditation entitled Mindfulness for Releasing Anxiety by Glenn Harrold and Russ Davey. Up until now I have mainly done meditations conducted by Deepak and it has been filled with lot of knowledge and words of wisdom. I was a bit skeptical saying to myself- who are these guys? What can they do? I quickly shifted, relaxed on the couch and surrendered. It had lots of relaxing sounds with water, etc. I felt like I was laying down next to a stream. The directions were also methodical in getting me to notice every breath and feeling. The meditation got me to focus on being centered and present. About 10 minutes into this I realized that I was relaxing. Surrender is key. He even advised to take our worries and put them on the leaf and let them float away. I was open to this. He talked about gratitude. Anyway after around 20 minute I felt better and focused. My mind wandered a bit but was able to shift throughout. He also encouraged us to not worry about the mind wandering.
I don’t remember everything that was said as I truly tried to just focus on relaxing. I didn’t learn as much as listening to Deepak; however, the meditation got me to relax.
Anyway, I wanted to share my experience as I continue to take this on. I am glad that I took the time in that moment as I feel a little more focused and relaxed.