Today’s episode of The Mindful Minute kicks off a new series for us: Finding the Fun in Meditation

Fun. It feels almost clumsy in its simplicity. Like it doesn’t belong here. After all, meditation is a serious practice. With 2500 years of traditions, of monks in robes and vows of renunciation, meditation carries its own weight, and, because of this, it is easy to overlook a simple yet crucial element. 

We are supposed to be ENJOYING OURSELVES. It should be fun! After all, if it isn’t adding to our enjoyment of life, why on earth would we waste time doing it?!

Hermann Hesse wrote, “the high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy. My advice to the person suffering from lack of time and apathy is this: seek out each day as many as possible of the small joys.”

Our meditation practice unquestionably wakes up to these small joys; these moments of fun. It asks us again and again to come back from our fear-based projections and ask us to dwell here in the moment-to-moment small joys.

Tune into today’s episode as we explore the small joys that make life fun and share in a 20-minute guided meditation at the end. 

BONUS: you’ll hear me reference last month’s abundance series and some of the personal work I’m doing regarding abundance. You can learn more by visiting blissfulbudget.com {https://www.blissfulbudget.com/}.

DOUBLE BONUS: This year, for the first time, I am offering a Winter Solstice VIRTUAL meditation retreat! Visit merylarnett.com and click on “events” to get all the details. Be sure to use code “MindfulMinute2019” to save $5 on registration.

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