Meditation is not something that I'm really good at. I have trouble quieting my mind. And then the instructions always say to focus on your breath, and I'm claustrophobic enough about being in a situation where oxygen is limited (outer space, scuba diving...) that I hear that phrase and wig out.
One afternoon at Camp, I was really needing to just take a few moments and ground myself. I noted that for once nobody at all was in the house -- exterior sheathing was being put on, so everyone was working outside the house and nobody was inside. I slipped in and laid down on the floor. And looked up.
The sky was the most spectacular shade of blue. I took in the wonder of it all. I looked over and up at the loft --
a space in which I know that I'll have many restful nights. I just drank it all in.
And then, despite being surrounded by construction noise on all sides, I felt myself pulled heavily towards the floor, and I closed my eyes. I felt safe. Protected. I laid there, and let it all wash over me. The noise around me became muffled and faded.
I don't know how long I was there. 10 minutes maybe. But when I got up I felt balanced. Refreshed. Grounded. Maybe construction noise should be a new meditation soundtrack..... LOL
I cannot wait to move in. Can you even imagine what that is going to be like?? Wow.