Our day-to-day lives are a kaleidoscope of classes, part-time jobs and brunch dates. Whilst I love seeing the lovely faces of my friends and yakking away about what the universe has in store, I sometimes find myself wanting time alone.
Likewise, when my 6:15pm lectures ended, I would always secretly look forward to the walk towards Melbourne Central station. Truth be told, there’s absolutely nothing spectacular about the walk. I wish I could tell you about the great revelations found in moments of solitude.
BUT, I have none!
Most of the time, my stomach was basically eating itself and I just loved drinking in the sight of restaurants lighting up and pink sunsets.
I suppose, I stumbled upon one epiphany: I like being alone at times. Detaching from my phone and the reality of a study desk is just so rejuvenating. So, starting from today, I will embark on some meditative exercises to find some calm and inner peace. A few nights ago, I found a youtube video that focuses specifically on breathing: You would pace your inhalation with the unfurling of a triangle which eventually morphs into an octagon. I did the meditative exercise for about five minutes before going to sleep and I felt strangely content.
In this era of fleeting distractions and constant notifications, doing absolutely nothing for ten minutes and re-centering seems like a good idea. Theoretically. I will pop back in two weeks time to see if I find 'inner zen' through various meditation apps and videos!
In fact, would Y O U like to join me too?
P.S If you have been doing meditation, please enlighten a novice like myself!! Share all of your knowledge and experiences!
Off to finish my readings,