When I sit in loose clothes in a comfortable position with my two palms up,
hear nothing but the sound of my own breathing,
feel nothing but my own heartbeat,
see nothing but the flashes of color that appear in my closed eyes,
and don’t allow any thoughts to stay in my head,
I am at peace, in the moment.
It has taken me almost a year of practice, but I have finally managed to reach this state and stay in it for thirty minutes four days in a row.
Have I finally learned to achieve inner peace?
My goal is to stay in this state for forty-five minutes.
I still haven’t reached my goal, but I’m hopeful because I’d never managed to be so focused on the present for thirty minutes four days in a row.
This everyday practice is strategically scheduled to take place after a one-hour writing session.
Writing a memoir isn’t easy.
It involves dealing with a lot of emotions.
I’m learning that accepting them is the right way of dealing with them.
Thank you for reading.