I think if your current goal is knowing when, exploring mindfulness and intentionality a bit deeper is beneficial to getting to that goal. This morning I took some time off. My husband went off to church and I went back to bed. (Sometime I’ll write about my theory that sleep is wasted on the young.) I am a person that appreciates having the house to myself, the quiet and sense of being alone especially. Always knowing there is an end–it’s not a permanent desire by any means! I slept a little then turned on the radio and a show on NPR, “Speaking of Faith.” In an interview with John Kabat-Zinn the host, Krista Tippet explored stress effects and the science of mindfulness. Here’s the website and you can listen to the interview and explore the production blogs.
John Kabat-Zinn talks to the folks at Google about meditation.
I think I probably have been a meditator by nature. I have a physical need to sit in the rocker my husband made and stare out the window each morning. I find this gets me centered. I pray. I breathe…although the way my mind wanders I wonder how useful it has really been. Perhaps with a little discipline and purpose I can direct my mindfulness a bit better.