Ward Willis

Ward Willis

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Moment of Zen

  • Mar 30th, 2019 at 8:44AM

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There are plenty of internal and external distractions when you try and anchor your attention to the breath. Few are as ridiculous as this guy.

Jack the Dog doesn't know what to make of his favorite playmate sitting quietly for ten minutes. He'll howl, paw at me, or bring me one of his favorite toys and deposit it in my lap. Fair enough, one cannot feed, coddle, or cavort with a furball while meditating.

So...the evening shift, following the kangaroos jaunt to bed, has been my meditation go to time. When do you quietly do you, Minders? Morning? Noon? Or night?

Song of the Day (dedicated to Jordan Bentz: https://kenzai.me/jordanb/blog for having just completed his three month Portland, Maine Kenzai work intensive): Uber Everywhere by MadeinTYO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcyFJLrBVhA&list=OLAK5uy_nRD0z9NYneJRFUIlRk2oNymhgrrOvWHHM

 
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7 comments

Stephanie D.Stephanie D.Kenzai Member
3 months ago

Great picture!


    Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Kettlebell | Day 8 (Member)
    3 months ago

    You should train JTD to meditate with you...


      Sean K.Sean K.Kenzai Member
      3 months ago

      On a positive note, meditating through the distraction is probably making you a better meditator, a master meditator - just don't say that too fast in public.


        Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Run | Graduating (Member)
        Trainer3 months ago

        I first thought the photo was what Jack had done to your meditation cushion. Yeah the puppy threw a curve ball into my afternoon quiet meditation time. Started doing it at night...until Patrick’s lesson later on that night was the worst choice. 😒


          Ren KurodaRen KurodaKenzai Member
          Business Development3 months ago

          First thing in the AM post wake-up toilet visit: set the timer and sit. Hopefully before everyone else is up but generally someone comes toddling over and throws some lego at me or something.

          That or in the gym, on the stretch mats, post workout.


            Kate H.Kate H.Kenzai Reach | Day 35 (Member)
            3 months ago

            Jack the Dog is a hoot Ward, A for effort for the "hat trick".Looking forward to seeing how Wild Mango fares with a meditating human, floors are for huddling after all.


              Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
              Head Trainer3 months ago

              @Ren - Sage words, man. Not the toilet bit. But I've been meditating at the gym following my workouts. It's surprisingly easy. Though this one dude....well. Let's just say sometimes honey attracts bees. Nawmean.


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