September 7, 2013
I did my beached whale routine yesterday for 90 minutes. When life and complications and interests seem overwhelming, I take a timer to the couch. I don't leave the couch until the timer buzzes. I just sit. I don't try to meditate, or sleep or resolve anything. I watch my thoughts in the beginning, but usually lose focus. For that time period, I relax into the idea that there won't be any changes, problems, demands; just me on my comfortable couch. It's pleasantly reminiscent of being parked on a church pew between my parents until the pastor's sermon is over.