Day 2 + 3 of Silence
Excuse the typos, I literally jam this out in between meditation + dinner.
Day 2: I learned that if I drape my pashmina over my head “indian style” that I feel safe and calmer in meditation.
My meditations are getting deeper, I’m discovering things I haven’t seen or felt before. The whole day feels like a delicious relaxed trance. I linger as long as I can in the feeling even after the church bells have signaled that it’s time for a break.
I want even more space than I have + find myself getting pissed off inside when someone stands or sits “to close” to me. I spend my afternoon break asleep in bed.
I drink way less coffee, find myself eating less + cleaner.
- B/fast: scrambled eggs + oatmeal (like home)
- Lunch: Tuna Salad + Kale and white bean Soup
- Dinner: Vegetarian enchiladas (hello cheese) + salad.
I think I want to stay here. Like forever.
Day 3: I wake up and my body is quite literally vibrating from all the calm + meditation.
I like everything about this place except for the bathrooms. In true Monk style they have the toilettes + showers all in one space. So there is always the threat of someone using the loo while you shower. It’s so gross. So gross.
Yesterday I almost didn’t shower. I dreamt about bathrooms all night. #nuffsaid.
Have I told you that we’re staying at the San Diego Mission? We spend our breaks sprawled on the lawn, basking in the sunshine amidst bushels of gorgeous roses, blue skies and a slight ocean breeze. ( Tommy you're mom would love the flowers!)
I find myself readjusting my meditation postures to be more supported. I switched out my harder cushion for two softer pillows, placed blocks under my knees and on occasion find myself up against a wall.
This afternoon as I was swimming solo in the pool I thought to myself… “8 hrs of meditation, silence + San Diego sunshine?!
"Candice, this has got to be one of your best ideas yet.”