My first attempt at meditating was horrible! I was Alumni Director at Tuskegee University at the time and the mother of 2 toddlers and I couldn’t quiet my mind and shut out the million things I had to do. Nor could I quiet the competing sounds or the random thoughts that popped into my mind while I was trying to sit still and be. My mentor, Mrs. A. Lillian Thompson encouraged me to sit and watch the sunrise each morning and to concentrate only on the sunrise. Needless to say, that didn’t work! After the first 2 minutes, my mind started to wander. Mrs. Thompson encouraged me to keep trying and to focus on the sunrise and release any competing thoughts. Every morning I went to the porch awaiting some revelation and finally – 3 months later, I finally quieted my mind and began to see the sun rise without any competing thoughts.
It’s been over 30 years of meditating and I’m clearer now more than ever — Just as you need to recharge your cell phones and tablets and laptops, you also need to recharge yourself! Meditation is one way you can recharge — 10 minutes @ a time. For me, meditation is connecting and plugging into My Source. Ever since I made meditation a regular habit (like brushing teeth, eating, moving your body), I began to notice that I was co-creating my day and my life. With the grounding in Truth Principles through years as a congregant @ Unity of Washington, DC (Daily Word folks) and the teachings of Abraham on the Law of Attraction, I began to manifest my intentions and desires. This doesn’t mean that you will never experience sorrow or loss; it does mean you will handle it differently.