DAY 19 of Tea and Meditation:
I have the I’ve-got-stuff-to-do-blues today.
Saturday is supposed to be a day to relax, forget about the work week, and do something fun. But, it’s actually a work day for me, by choice, if the truth be told.
I’ve often thought that I should choose one day a week to do absolutely nothing, just enjoy the day and do whatever tickles my imagination. It would be good for me, I think.
I inevitably end up with the I’ve-got-stuff-to-do-blues, which causes me to feel on edge and slightly overwhelmed.
Today, during my five minutes of tea and meditation, I tried something a little different.
I sat down with a warm cup of tea and closed my eyes. Then I tried to visualize all the anxiety flowing up and out of my body. If I could have taken a picture of what I saw in my mind’s eye, it would have looked as if a geyser was shooting up into the air from my head!
Regardless of the amusing imagery, I could almost sense my breath and heartbeat slow down. I do believe in the power of visualization and am thinking that I should explore this area a bit more.
For today, it was an interesting experiment that provided another avenue towards alert peacefulness.
This is “a girl with tea” signing off once again.
Remember to live, laugh, love and drink plenty of tea.
Photo Credit: krossbow – via Flickr CC Attribution License
[box] Have you ever tried visualization to help you relax? [/box]
Day 8-10: Starting the Day with Meditation
Day 11-14: Dealing with My Monkey Brain
Day 17: Video Art Meditations