Wow! Getting a full night’s rest makes a huge difference! Last night I was able to sleep in a different room from my usual. This room happens to have a door unlike the one where I’ve been sleeping and that door keeps little cats out. I love my kiddos more than anything, but they sure are rowdy during the night.

Yes, 2ishAM to 8AM may not be a full night’s sleep, but before I’d need to sleep longer because I’d wake up with pounding headaches. I knew my interrupted sleep added to the headaches and not feeling 100% when I woke up, but not that it was mostly the whole reason for them. I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to keep this new sleeping pattern, but I hope it’ll be for a while.

I woke up feeling like a different person. After turning on the pot for my daily, first thing in the morning green tea, I attempted to meditate. I’ve been wanting to meditate for quite a long time, especially after reading one of my very favorite books Eat, Pray, Love. I’ve read a vast amount of information about how important and beneficial meditation is and I feel like I’m letting myself miss out on a much better life, a much better me, for not doing it.

I got a free download of “The Power of Meditation” from Pure Citizen and I decided to play that to see if I could take something from it and hopefully, finally, figure out how to meditate. I’m sure there’s no “right way” for everyone to meditate, but I’m pretty sure meditation is in large about quieting your mind. I can’t do this. There’s just too much going on up there all. the. time!

I listened to the first third of the recording (it’s an hour and 15 minutes long) and realized that people have been meditating for years. There should be nothing odd or uncommon about practicing meditation daily or more. I then noticed that even in movies (I was thinking Disney) people are most likely shown meditating and, since it’s not obviously written on their forehead, we don’t realize that that’s what they’re doing. All of this was going through my mind while I was trying to meditate. Case in point.

So! Since I’ve read quite a bit about meditation and still feel no where close to knowing how to do it, I’m taking it upon myself to learn. I’ll read and absorb all the information I can about it and hopefully, sooner rather than later, I’ll be right where I need to be meditation-wise. And, of course, I’ll keep Four Leaf Clover filled in during the process!

If you’ve ever meditated and know how to silence your mind, please do reveal whatever information you can to help me out! I’d greatly appreciate it. If you’ve never meditated, what are your thoughts about meditation? Do you have any questions you’d like answered that I should be looking out for the answers for on my search? Feel free to join me in this process and share your own thoughts and knowledge!