Daily, I carve out time to sit like a bump on a log, or in my case, a meditation bench which I lovingly refer to as a “Buddha butt.” As a high energy, fast-paced, go get ‘em kind of person, sitting still doesn’t come easy for me.
The slight elevation of a meditation bench affords me the opportunity to stay in a seated position—spine upright—for an extended period of time. And because my rear-end isn’t resting right on top of my calves, ankles, or feet, my legs don’t go to sleep from cutoff circulation. I enter this still and quiet space with one objective — no expectations.
In my experience, the busier I am the more important the practice of stillness becomes. And the benefits of sitting quietly are tremendous:
- Puts me smack dab in the middle of now
- Cultivates internal quietness
- Recharges my personal battery
- Makes way for clarity and problem solving
- Accesses my creative voice
- Accentuates the positive
- Diminishes energy that’s not serving me well
When was the last time you sat still?
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.” — Laurie Buchanan
© Laurie Buchanan 2013