I've been waking up to mediate in bed, as I described in Part 1. Today, though, the daily email's link gave me an error. No problem, I thought, I still have a browser window open from yesterday's meditation, so I'll get to today's through there.
No dice. Their website must be having problems.
So usually when I'm meditating, I use one of Deepak Chopra's 7 Spiritual Laws of Success. I'll tell you more about that soon, but the 2 second version is that I have one for each day of the week saved as a recurring event on my calender. So every Friday, to take today as an example, I read over The Law of Detachment and what did I see as today's mantra?
My Actions are Blissfully Free From Attachment to Outcome
I'm here to meditate, I'm awake and everything, but not because of the content I'm getting from the daily guided meditations. If I was "attached to outcome," I'd have experienced frustration, annoyance, maybe anger, maybe some victimization (I try so hard to do this and now I can't even connect to the site! Why does this happen to me?!) And believe it when I tell you, those possible reactions are familiar to me!
Instead, and I credit the meditating I've been doing, I had no reaction whatsoever. There was a "Huh," then a "Well, I'll try this," and then "OK, I'll do this instead," and there was also a little "That's terrible for the people running the site, and others trying to connect."
Having this practice allows me to enjoy small moments and savor small pleasures, instead of flipping out when things don't go as I planned or as I wish. Of course, I'm not perfect (get in line with the others to verify this!) so this blissful detachment doesn't always happen. But when it does, I feel peace and pleasure at being part of a calm experience.