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mobile meditation

January 8, 2013

How do you meditate, when you’re trying to decrease the amount of time you sit? I’ve had some luck with walking meditation, but walking sparks all sorts of interesting thoughts, so ignoring them because I’m meditating seems counterproductive.

I lucked into a different approach that seems to work. I happened to be bouncing on our mini trampoline when Spouse started listening to music a few feet away. At first I danced to the music. But gradually I found myself bouncing, while not using the top level of my mind. I was using lower levels, paying attention to what my body felt like, so I could vary my movements as the spirit moved me. But I wasn’t thinking about anything in particular.

Interesting ideas started to bubble up. Connections formed amongst data I hadn’t consciously gathered. It was sort of energizing and relaxing, all at once.

I often enter a similar mental state while I play Sudoku, timed, on the Web.

I’ve only done it a couple of times, but I think I’ll try doing it at least 3x a week, and see if that adds appreciable benefits to my life.

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