I know I shouldn’t let the rain get to me, I mean in live in the Pacific Northwest afterall. So, When I woke up at 4:30 this morning, and heard the rain, and heard that inner voice saying “bummer, not another day of rain,” I decided that meditating on the drops of rain would be my practice for the day.
Can I listen to the rain – really listen? I can I detect an individual dropout of the many? How does the sound of the rain change?
The rain makes me want to stay inside. Curl up. Read a book. Drink hot tea. And sometimes, that is just what we need to do. Take a break from the hectic-ness that is modern life. It’s hard to do, but sometimes you just gotta give yourself a break. If you can’t take a whole day off, well, then just take time to really appreciate that cup of hot tea. Sit back, hold the cup in your hand, feel its warmth, breath in its scent. Close your eyes, and sigh. Let the world slip away and just be present with your breath.
Now that your tea is finished, take another deep breath, smile, and precede with your day. Don’t worry, the time you took to stop and breath and sip your tea, did not set you back. You will still get it all done, you will just be calmer and more focused.
Shalom & Namaste