At the end of this month, I will begin a course in Mindfulness Meditation Training. It is something I have wanted to do for a very long time, and I am finally finding a way to make the logistics work. I approach the journey with excitement, because I know that this training can be tremendously useful, but also with apprehension, because I have never been able to stick with any sort of meditation practice in the past. I’m a typical ADHD person–I get really excited about stuff, but don’t always manage to follow through. So it will be interesting to see whether this training will fall victim to that pattern, or conversely, if it will help me to stick with the other things in my life.
Speaking of which: my other passions/hobbies will be featured in widgets on the sides of the page. I’m an avid reader and bookcrosser (secret fear: meditation will cut into my reading time–which I have just reclaimed from other mindless activities like tv watching and facebook games), and you can see my goodreads feed in a widget on the right. You can look at my bookcrossing shelf to see what books I’m reading and releasing to the wild. I’m a newly addicted geocacher–it’s treasure hunting of a sort using GPS, and I find it a good excuse to get out and explore. A lot of caches are stashed in places with interesting histories/stories, like the nearby former missle silo (!!!), so it is a fun way to learn about the region as well. You can check it out, along with my profile (cachebether) through the link. I’m also a runner/walker, having completed 4 full marathons and half a dozen halfs. I’m registered for 2 more in the coming months, but haven’t run since Thanksgiving, which does not bode well for my next race. Secret hope: mindfullness will help with the running. I’m hoping I can make a widget for my running log to put here too, to keep me accountable.
Pleased to meet you, readers, and please share any reflections you have on meditation or my sidebar interests!