Last night I didn’t feel like meditating at all. Agitated and stressed. So I did 108 mantra repetitions first which took my mind off the worrying and calmed it enough to allow me to do mindfulness of breathing. My favourite method.
I woke up very early this morning. Worrying kicked in immediately after I opened my eyes. What a delightful way to start the day. I sat on a chair in the kitchen to meditate shortly after 5 AM. So quiet. The only sounds were those of morning birds outside singing in the complete dark. The quiet was blissful. I saw how petty and temporary the worries of my daily life were in comparison to the vast and silent stillness.