The Buddhists say that in meditation you trick the mind and shift your focus away from “the 10,000 things.” The 10,000 things being all the crap in life that you don’t need to think about– which is all that I’ve been thinking about lately.
What am I going to wear to this event, what am I going to wear to that event, daydream after daydream, where to eat dinner, oh yeah I haven’t been on Pinterest in a while, tweet, tweet, I should finish my book, I need to download a new book, what’s my Kindle password, don’t eat that, god why did I eat that, should I get a haircut, what’s the deal with white nail polish, and then it all goes on repeat. Again and again.
But, that’s why I started meditation in the first place. To find the space in between my thoughts. The quietness. Because seriously, I’m going to go crazy if I keep thinking about whether or not I should get the Manolo Blahnik “Chaos” heel or the Steve Madden knockoffs (they’re really good knockoffs).
To get back to the calm, I’ve booked a trip home to California for the week after next. T-minus ten days!