Marianne Elliot’s book, Zen Under Fire, arrived in the mail today. I’m looking forward to sitting down with a cup of tea and getting stuck into it tonight. I joined Marianne's 30 days of courage course last week. I’ve decided three things I need courage for; to write a blog (do I really have anything worthwhile to say?), get started on developing the online course I've been talking about for ages (when am I really going to find the time with 2 kids?) and to surf (can I really stand on a board and live through being dumped?).
So far on Marianne’s course I’ve been inspired to dive back into a daily meditation practice, something that has been absent from my life with a new baby. But I’ve found that I actually can find 10 minutes a day in my life to sit and watch my breath. It’s only 10 minutes after all. I’ve recently discovered the joys of apps on my iPod, and I've found one that has beautiful singing bowls that chime after 10 minutes. Time seems to fly by when I know I only have to sit for only 10 minutes. Knowing there’s a definite end seems to make it easier somehow.