Headspace: meditating 10 minutes at a time

A few months after Peter died, I attended an open meditation class in a large auditorium which proved to be a complete disaster. I wrote about it in a blog which described my abysmal foray into the world of meditation, complete with sobbing, used wet tissues, puffy red eyes, and a firm resolve that I was not ready to use meditation in my grief work. Now that some time has passed, a friend clued me into an app called Headspace, so I downloaded it and decided to experiment with meditation in the privacy of my home. I had been wanting to try mediation as a tool again for a while. My lovely niece Elizabeth Burrows has a fabulous studio in Manhattan called MNDFL, which I visited and the concept seemed intriguing to me. She encouraged me to try meditation, a practice she felt could offer additional support for grief. She also cautioned that the effects of meditation are cumulative and consistency is key so it might take a while until I can calm my sorrows and let my breathing take hold. With grief many of us hold onto unresolved issues with our loved ones. With Peter, nothing was left unsaid. I didn't need to ask for forgiveness or say goodbye. I just needed to find a way to resolve my deep yearning for him. I needed to empty out my backpack full of pain and was hoping that meditation was a start to finding some sort of analgesic. The App is very user friendly. It sets reminders on your calendar. It is certainly soothing to have a sexy Brit talking you through 10 minutes of ...
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