Dear Diary, Over the years off and on, I have been trying to do some meditation. I am trying again. I believe it is good for you. I believe that as I get older it is important to just take time out, to let my mind be, to rest. I find that focusing on my breath, just for a few minutes each day, or for part of my walk, makes me softer and kinder.
I believe that rug hooking is very meditative. It is also very productive. When I just sit to meditate I often feel as if I should be doing something. Thoughts come. I let them go. As one of the tapes I listen too reminds me, “That is what minds do.”
Meditation, mine is just a few minutes at a time, just helps me get to the centre of myself. It makes me realize that I am enough just as I am. Everything I do, is just stuff I do. I get to be just Deanne. I am not Deanne the mother, deanne the rug hooker, deanne the friend. I am just Deanne, and that is just enough.