Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I don't really know how to meditate. For over a year and a half I somewhat endured commuting from Providence to Boston with the help of meditation CDs. I'd catch the 6 a.m. train, clamp the earphones on, and hallucinate. Or, that's how I like to tell it, anyway. The patterns I saw were repetitive in form, but not exactly, and tended to have two colors predominately. The colors were wonderful... fushia, turquoise, and orangish... purples too. Usually the patterns would have one color and a darker color or tone. And they would evolve into each other.
During that time I went to a (for free) meditation session, and the fellow that was leading it told me that what I was doing was not meditation. And I'm like, how not fun can you be! I only went to a couple of those sessions, because I enjoyed whatever it was I was doing. I found it relaxing and mesmerizing. Even now I use it, particularly in the dentist chair, or when I can't sleep at night.
This ring I'm working on reminds me of those helpful patterns. Its not quite going the way I planned... but. I am having fun.