One afternoon during our spring break I was sitting with a cup of tea on the couch next to my three daughters. They were all reading books and with a couple of blankets over us, and we were snuggled and packed together.
One of the girls suggested I get a book too
But I realized that I did not want to pass up the opportunity to be present and relish this delicious moment.
“No thanks, ” I told her. “I’m just going to sit here and meditate.”
As I sat in meditation with the girls pressed in around me I simply delighted in the quietness and the sweetness of the moment.
There was truly no need to do anything.
It was a reminder to me that meditation practice does not exist just sitting on a zafu cushion.
Meditation can be right in front of you at any moment of the day. All you have to do is recognize it and take the opportunity when it comes.
You can incorporate meditation through movement, mindfulness and awareness throughout your day in many different ways.
When you notice the chance, take it and enjoy it!
2 Replies to “Finding every opportunity”
Ah, yes. Mental note: meditate at swim lesson:) Is it possible to meditate with your eyes open?
Yes! Swimming is an excellent movement meditation. When I used to work in downtown San Francisco I would swim laps during my lunch break.
Swimming is calming, clears the head, relaxes the body plus of course all those wonderful bonuses that come from exercise.
I think of all the movement meditations, swimming is definitely my favorite.