Today I’m in a weird kind of limbo. The cleaners come for whole-house cleaning in about 20 minutes, so why should I clean or even make beds? I could prepare for class, but I’m already prepared. I want to do my Morning Routine, but it takes 60 minutes.
So a quick blog post about the five-day challenge.
Day One of Meditation in front of mirror challenge
3/8/18, 8:46 am
Location: my study, 3rd floor of our house in South Bend, Indiana
Mirror: an ornate white-framed heavy old-fashioned mirror that came with the house. I’ve had it covered up for years with a fascinating print of a woman from an art exhibit I saw in the Marais. I never liked to have a mirror in my back, so it was a relief to cover it.
But today, and with the house showing coming up, I’ve now uncovered it. And here I am there I was and there she is. Pronoun confusion!
Rule: I will take a picture each morning to chronicle this challenge. Here are today’s self-portraits:
I just finished that 30 minute meditation in front of a mirror. Quick thoughts:
At first, I was irritated by having to look at that lady in the mirror, thinking, “I meditate to get away from Mind,” and finding the human appearance too engaging, if you know what I mean. As I calmed down, I noticed how beautiful I am and I started laughing. I realized, “Why did I doubt that it would show? It shows,” and laughing some more.
Later I became so comfortable with that lady that I decided to take her photo. It was hard to angle the phone and I didn’t want her to know I was taking her photo so I could only do it when she looked away. Which was hard, for some reason.
Then I remembered that thing they call a sefie—aha! So easy! And she’s pretty cute! Old-ish but still got it. When the phone beeped 30 minutes, I was surprised. In the meantime, I’d done a bunch of stretches and of course my heels were touching the whole time so my hip bones feel really fluid and comfortable. Maybe my friend is trying to tell me that I’m just as narcissistic as everybody else! it would appear so, even though I’m not on facebook etc.
I liked that person in the mirror. Overall, she was nice and quiet, easy to be with. She looks like fun.
I guess I’ll see her again tomorrow. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Time for T’ai chi!