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Shit I Learned While Sitting Still 

  • Feb 19th, 2019 at 12:05AM

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- Meditation is exercise. It feels like work and it will pay off. Some days it feels really great. Somedays it feels like crap and it's still a good idea to do it.
- It's not about eliminating thoughts. It's about recognizing though chains.
- For me, stopping though-chains is about smiling at them, letting them go, and coming back to the breath.
- That is really hard work.
- If I am consistent with it, there are payoffs. But the payoffs are inconsistent.
- Even with my busy schedule, I have time to do this 10-15 mins every morning. It's worth it.
- If I go for more than 20 minutes, cool shit may happen.
- Going for more than 20 minutes feels really long.
- I can be aware of my feelings and reactions throughout the day. I can choose to react, or I can choose to watch how I am reacting, and respond differently.
- That is really hard work.
- I still want to levitate.

I just meditated for 42 consecutive days, y'all. Plan is to keep going with 10 mins in the morning, 10 mins in the afternoon or evening, and 30 mins once a weekend. Meditation will be challenging to incorporate with my already busy mornings, but it's a worthwhile practice. Excited to see where this takes me. Thanks team for your patience, silliness, and honesty through this process.

 
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10 comments

Jerry R.Jerry R.Kenzai Member
4 months ago

Obviously nailed it, Ed! Consistency is difficult but keep to your plan. When I have neglected to take time each day to be still, I definitely see adverse effects in how I handle my life and my relationships. This is really hard work AND you can do it!


    Kim MurchKim MurchKenzai Reach | Day 36 (Member)
    Trainer4 months ago

    I missed a few days but did all the long ones and I feel the same way as all of the above. It is hard work!

    PS Son was in kitchen doing chores that he has to do on Sundays before the Nintendo Switch goes on. It has nothing to do with parenting and/or black magic.


      Tahera Z.Tahera Z.Kenzai Member
      4 months ago

      You summed it up so well! Consistency is the key - 10 mins AM is doable - do it, do it, Ed!


        Brian S.Brian S.Kenzai Member
        4 months ago

        Great summary, Ed. Agree it is harder and less obvious than other Kenzai programs, but I find it sneaking into life I’m so many more times and opportunities.


          Gautam C.Gautam C.Kenzai Chisel | Day 8 (Member)
          4 months ago

          Awesome post, beutifully captured the essence. Very accurate..It is hard but gets better with practice.


            Sharmali ArumugathasanSharmali ArumugathasanKenzai Member
            Trainer4 months ago

            Impressed with all of you that saw it through. So now you're all zenned up, my question is did you cuss like a sailor after the yahoo/ fakies double whammy on Chisel today ? Or did you let your thoughts roll on quietly? 🤔🤣


              Ed CenterEd CenterKenzai Member
              Assistant Trainer4 months ago

              @sharm - My Zen mind still has a sailor's mouth.


                Barb H.Barb H.Kenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 22 (Member)
                4 months ago

                Well said! And yes, it IS hard work. A pleasure to train with you again, Ed!


                  Thomas DoyleThomas DoyleKenzai Member
                  Head Trainer4 months ago

                  "my zen mind still has a sailor's mouth"
                  Stop everything and start making T Shirts!

                  Keep smiling at your thought chains an I'm sure levitation is just around the corner! ...although your smile is already like a super power!


                    Cecilia A.Cecilia A.Kenzai Member
                    Trainer4 months ago

                    I love your plan! And yep, meditation is hard, hard work. Work I want to do. Now please visit HK so we can do this work together.


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