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In February, meditation teacher and author, Sharon Salzberg sponsors a 28-Day Meditation Challenge. Everybody is invited to commit to meditating every day for the month and join the mindfulness community. As part of the challenge, I’ll be blogging throughout the month (along with other meditator/bloggers) about the experience. You can find the posts on Sharon’s site and I’ll share mine on Focus Pocus.

28-Day Meditation Challenge ~ Day 9
Monday, February 9, 2015

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“Worrying is praying for something you don’t want.” – Bhagavan Das

When I’ve got a bundle of things to do that are all familiar, straight-forward tasks – dinner to prepare, laundry to launder, errands to run, animals to feed – my busy mind loves to plan and make lists.

When I’ve got looming unknowns – will the house sell? how do I teach this routine? how do I lead this workshop? – my anxious mind loves to worry. The unknowns yawn like bottomless caverns waiting to swallow me up and my mind wants to find something to tether itself to.

My practice today is to notice the planning and put down the list.
My practice today is to notice the worrying and remember that what I’m doing right now is sitting and breathing.is sitting and breathing.

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