I have been trying to practice meditating at least once a day for about 10 minutes. I'm not sure that I have achieved the true state of meditation yet though. I have tried with and without music. I think I prefer music. I start by eliminating all of my thoughts but I do so one by one, peaceful and methodical. The last thing I allow myself to think about is my breathing. And sometimes I am not able to eliminate that without picking up another thought. I will eliminate breathing and then find myself thinking of not thinking about anything.....but I know this is how it is. I have only been meditating for a week. In my longest attempts I have experienced the very shallow breathing and almost a cease in breathing, I think that is what is supposed to happen? I have also experienced seeing many, many swirls and lines moving towards me like I am running down a dark tunnel.
I bought some tarot cards! :D fun stuff. Having trouble memorizing 78 general meanings of cards...plus their reversed meanings, but I am really enjoying them!
Tomorrow going to make Quiche with bacon, mushrooms, spinach, and herbed goat cheese, go to the gym, and make a beautiful silent film actresses collage. Goodnight.