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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Meditation Novice

I went to my first meditation class and sitting. It was peaceful sitting and breathing and noticing that. It wasn't long before I was thinking that I hadn't finished my Starbucks coffeecake earlier at home, and where the heck had I put it down? Then I noticed my digression and refocused on my breathing. Minutes later I was mentally reviewing scenes from a famous fight between Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard that had been playing on a sports channel as I'd eaten dinner that evening. I sharpened the focus on my breathing again, but not before noting that thoughts are often a lot like TV shows for me, a source of endless amusement and distraction.

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