Today was a pretty tough day. I set my alarm 20 minutes early to get my meditation time in, but once it came time to sit, I got interrupted a couple of times and I also had two Couchsurfers staying in the living room right outside my bedroom. They were sleeping, but I still had a slight feeling of vulnerability, as if someone would walk in and catch me sitting on my arse on my bed staring at nothing (staring at the back of my eyelids.)
It probably didn’t help that I didn’t get much sleep the night before, so when certain stressors came up at work, instead of calmly embracing them I went back to old thinking patterns, back to thoughts based in fear. Often I would catch myself with these anxious thoughts and come back to the breath. The breath always is a constant reminder to take in the moment and to remember everything is negotiable.
Short post, but sleep awaits me. Looking forward to Day 3!