My New Meditation Ritual



It has been a long time since I posted. If you read my blog, you know I have recently moved from Northern California to Hawaii. Life certainly tested me during this move and I have neglected my body as well as my meditation routine. I left my son in California, originally, but he has decided he is not quite ready to be an adult and has since joined me in Hawaii. Not a bad back up plan, if you ask me,  joining mom in Hawaii. Anyway, his decision to join me cost me an additional $7K in household goods shipping. Of course, I am charging the kids (my son and his girlfriend) for the added expenses, but, they are still looking for jobs, so that will take some time. That’s what moms are for anyway, right?

We finally got our second shipment of household goods and one vehicle here, I am starting to get more comfortable with the new job and things around the house are coming together, slowly but surely. I am starting to adjust to my new hours (who knew traffic was so crazy here?) and I am totally ready to get back into my routine.

I am so digging the beach being so close. While I have not gotten my paddle board out there yet, or my kayaks, I have found time to sit on the beach and meditate at sunset on several evenings and I have also decided this is where I am meant to be. I have always loved the ocean. I love paddling, scuba diving, boating and just body surfing. Only recently, have I realized that the beach is truly one of the most amazing places to meditate.

One of my favorite things is to close my eyes and listen to the sweet crash of the waves against the shore. I like to envision the waves washing away all my cares and delivering me to a peaceful place of solace.  The amazing peace of my place on the beach, on the North Shore in the residential areas, away from the crowds, lulls me into a beautiful, restful state of mind. The sunset gives off just the right amount of light, the water on the horizon sparkles as the sun casts its evening light across the ocean.

There are  quite a few wild roosters and chickens roaming the North Shore. I never knew roosters crowed at sunset. I thought they only sounded off their call at the rising sun. But every night, without fail, the roosters crow to the sunset. The sun diminishes so slowly hear, it’s a calmer, gentler, more peaceful sunset somehow, I do not know how to explain it.

I don’t know how and I don’t know it will be in Hawaii, but one way or another, I am going to live on the beach someday. It can be a tiny little cottage or maybe even a mobile home, but I am going to have the ocean as my backyard someday. Someday, the windows will be open and I will hear the waves crashing in my back yard, lulling me to sleep. Someday, I will be able to awaken to the salty sunshine of the ocean outside my window. I am 45 now, life is quickly passing me by, but I have a dream now of meditating on the beach each and every night, in my backyard!

Where is your favorite place to meditate?


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