I do. And, I remember being on the mommy side of this moment too; knowing that I needed to insist that it was “time for bed” because my little one just couldn’t figure it out for herself.
This week I did everything to not meditate. Well, it seemed like everything… I was cranky, uncomfortable, tired, distracted – looking everywhere for relief, except to the one thing that would bring me back to me.
Luckily, after a few days of flailing Meditation Mommy came to visit. She’s the part of me who remembers to take care of me when the rest of me forgets. She has all the qualities I need:
- A squishy lap: softness
- Hugs: warmth
- Loves me when I’m a mess (or think I am): acceptance
- Sparkly blue eyes: aliveness
- Unlimited ability to listen: empathy
- Nowhere else to go: patience
- Holds the superpower of Yes: trust
- Knows what I need: wisdom
She took me gently by the hand and steered me to the mat. She insisted (kindly, of course) that I sit, “Just for a few minutes.” Assuring me that, “After you’re done you can go back to any craziness you choose.” So I did. And then, of course, I didn’t.
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