Clown Car Mind
So, as I understand it, it is not uncommon for beginners to experience a virtual twister of thoughts when sitting to meditate for the first (or second, third etc.) time. I’ve heard it described as ‘monkey mind.’ As I sat for the first of my 28 days this morning, I decided my mind is less like a bunch of monkeys and more like a clown car.
Since I actually starting meditating last year, the vehicle has downsized from a fire truck to more of a Mini Cooper. And I’m not talking about clowns in the John Wayne Gacy or Killer Clowns from Outer Space meme – I’m thinking more along the lines of maybe Enrico Caruso as Canio in Pagliacci. Full Disclosure: I think I have a mild case of coulrophobia so that’s a whole other issue.
So beginning today, I’m going to befriend my clowns, turn them into monkeys and then find a nice sanctuary for them to live in while I learn to navigate this vast and endless planetarium in my head.
I am honored to be sharing this challenge with my fellow travelers and bloggers on Sharon’s Real Happiness site. This should be a wild and wonderful ride.
To follow along with the bloggers and challengees for 28 days, please visit Sharon’s site here: http://www.sharonsalzberg.com/realhappiness