Mindfulness Meditation Crimes?

If you read about mindfulness there is a constant theme that regular meditation is a panacea for an improved life. A sit-down meditation is envisaged and recommended but there are other forms of meditation such as mindful walking, mindful eating and for me last year it was working out a regime for mindful golf.

So if you somehow don’t have the time for a sit down meditation will the world fall down? I don’t have the answer but for several months last year while working at a golf course at crazy hours and playing a huge amount of golf at equally crazy hours that sit down meditation became difficult. However, working at a golf course and zipping around in a golf cart there were moments for a quick three-minute meditation supplemented by devising a plan for mindful golf. I talked with some of the regulars about how mindfulness might improve their game and I was surprised to learn that 20% of golfers were practicing mindfulness. Then it was bad ankle problems taking me off course of regular sit down meditation.

My world did not fall down but easing back into a set time to do sit down meditation brought a sense of “It’s Good To Be Back In This Space”. I am not sure how to describe that but a 15-minute mediation combined with some chair yoga had the effect of calming me down. Back to the formal meditation process was a “vacation for the mind”. It was akin to coming home from a long vacation. You don’t often understand what you missed until you return to what you missed.

Don’t fall under the wheels of mindfulness experts that seem to say daily mediation is required like antibiotics to fight an infection. Meditate in a fashion and at a time you feel comfortable with. Not to be dramatic but trust your soul to be your guide.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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