Sunday, 25 March 2012

My meditation group

Today I bravely went along to a new meditation group held at someone's house.  There were only 3 of us there, but it was good, not excellent or life changing but good.  The lady taking the session was lovely, at one stage she was talking about her 18 year old son and how he didn't want to do anything around the house.  I said "sounds like an 18 year old to me", she smiled and said "do you have kids?".  I felt the normal tightness in my chest start, but then I smiled and actually feeling okay, I said "No".  She looked a bit awkward but I was smiling and she was okay and amazingly so was I.  I actually said to myself  "and you know what I'm glad I'm not dealing with your 18 year old son, I have enough in life to deal with as it is".  I'm not saying this is a total change in my attitude but it was good to get through that moment and feel that it was okay, who knows what the next moment will be like....


  1. It sounds as though you handled this so beautifully. My gut feeling is that the Oprah-style 'aha moment', where suddenly a person sees the light and has a complete about-turn in their worldview and identity, is a bit of a myth. I think feeling a bit better in real life is about moments like the one you've written about here, just gradually happening more often.

    You've inspired me to look for a meditation group in my own city too.

    So glad to have found your blog!

  2. Thanks for your lovely comments Olivia - your blog is inspirational to say the least!