Meet Erin

About My Meditation Project

March 6, 2016

I’m trying something new and I want to write about it.

So here I am.

My name is Erin. And it’s really just me. I live alone with my 13 year old dog Dustin and I work at a software company as a manager.

That may sound kind of boring and lonely, but it’s actually not. I do a lot of stuff and try a lot of new things. Sometimes too much and I wear myself totally out.

And that is why I’m here. I actually want to do less which is the total opposite of what I find in the blog world. It’s really easy to find blogs written by high achievers, those who are pursuing greater health, greater organization, greater careers, better financial health. And that is awesome. We need to connect with others over an array of aspects – we’re complex beings.

But I’m here to slow down. I’m here to figure out how to be more creative and more intelligent as a result of focus and sensitivity. I want to feel more. I want to hear more. I want to remember more. And after trying all the things I’m going in the other direction. I’m going to be still.

So I’m turning to meditation.

And I don’t totally understand what meditation is or how it works. Truth be told, I had a this unique and epic opportunity to take 5 weeks off from the day job to immerse myself in 300 hour yoga training that told me a lot more about meditation than I knew when I first started to practice. But I’m still a baby meditator.

The only thing I  know for sure is that it’s hard.

We think nothing of asking our physical, outer body to perform hard tasks. I have asked my body to do a lot of hard things like run marathons and train horses and do hours of physical yoga postures.

And I have asked my mind to do hard things like get a masters and learn new technical skills that help me at work.

But this has all been my outer mind. And my outer body. And I want to get smarter on the inside.

So I’m turning to meditation.

And this is my project. I’m going to start meditating and write about what I notice. Consider this an open invitation to join me.

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