Let me say that again, We don't have the time not to meditate. These times when the heat is turned up, when the stress is high, and the to-do list endless we need the support, the center, the steady foundation more than ever. So my challenge to myself, to my student, to you is - What about 5 minutes?
It could be as simple as sitting up in bed upon waking and taking 5 minutes to breathe and set the tone or intention for the day. 5 minutes to feel the breath ascend and descend in the nostrils. 5 minutes to feel your connection to something greater than your self. 5 minutes to remember your mantra. 5 minutes to (fill in the blank because this is your 5 minutes to get empty or refuel in the way that's best for you).
Maybe your 5 minutes is at home in the morning. Maybe your 5 is in-between clients at work. Maybe you take the first 5 minutes of your lunch time to regroup. Maybe you find 5 minutes before your flight to "check-in" (and if you're lucky enough to be at AVP like I am today, you can even use their meditation room). Perhaps your 5 is right before you go to bed.
Try it this week. Whatever or wherever works for you, give yourself that gift of 5 minutes to re-center, to re-connect, to re-fuel. I'd love to hear about your 5 minute experiences here. Leave me a comment about your 5. Namaste. ~k