6 minute breath meditation. The new morning meditation I did yesterday went well again today. It feels like a nice order to things for the time being. Today’s meditation felt like the work it was meant to be. Carving out time to work on my self discipline. Sitting and focusing on my rhythmic breath and being in the present. Doing my best not to think on things to come. If they did come up today I acknowledged them and said “Thank you” and went back to focusing on the mechanics of breathing.
The omen I drew for today is the Prince of Pentacles. He represents a patient, methodical, and practical approach to life. The spirits surely have a sense of humor about my life at the moment. I had a discussion with my mentor about how I live too much in the future. An old habit from deployments because living in the now is/was simply too painful. I tend to want to hurry thru my life and get to the next big marker instead of being appreciative of what I DO have right now.
The spirits seem to be telling me to be kind to myself and have gratitude for what I have now. What I desire will come but patience and balance are my teachers right now. Slow Down they say. or you will miss the opportunity to practice mindfulness, gratitude and the chance to be centered. Yes, Galloping is fun. Racing is fun. but all too soon you will tire of the world winging by in a flash.
Live the now, feel the breath. Be calm. The blessings which I have gained will not go away. The spirits have given them freely yet I must carefully unwrap patience and diligence to receive them fully.