Brigit Delaney January 8, 2018 9 Comments “Words are but the shell; meditation is the kernel.” Bahya ibn Paquda Like this:Like Loading... Read more like this... ← Top 3 of the Week What’s in the Bag? part 1 → 9 Replies to “Morning Meditation” Excellent idea – just great for the prompt Loading... Reply Do you practice guided meditation, or are you able to focus your thoughts without a guide? I love the glow in your photo. Loading... Reply Thank you! I had a hard time coming up with something for this one. Loading... Reply I do both. If I'm really scattered or stressed or can't seem to get my mind to stop talking, I might do a guided meditation. But, mostly, I do it on my own. I have this weird trick (actually modified from a guided meditation I did once), where I imagine my "monkey mind" as an actual Japanese macaque monkey swinging in the trees. I mentally coax it down with gentle thoughts and words, tempting it with a soak in the hot springs. Once it gets in the water, it relaxes and lets me go about my business. Maybe weird…but it works, Loading... Reply And the glow…it's a candle. The lighting was terrible, and the photo didn't come out very crisp, since I was using a tablet – didn't want to get up and try to find my real camera at that moment. Loading... Reply Maybe this is something I could do with to calm my scatty and anxious mind… Loading... Reply Love this calm and relaxed pose Mollyx Loading... Reply Fab idea for prompt 🙂 Loading... Reply Lovely idea, you really glow. And I love the trick with the Monkey Mind! Loading... Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.