This fourth and final week of meditation my goal was to meditate for 20 minutes each day. I did it! Well, technically one day I only meditated for 19 minutes, but I’ll consider that close enough.
I finally found a routine that is working for me. On the weekdays that I work from home I meditate in the morning after dropping my son off at daycare. On the weekends I meditate in the afternoon during nap time. The only difficult days are when I’m in the office.
Here’s a quick review of the week:
Day 22: Meditated for 19 minutes at 5:50am. One minute short since my son woke up.
Day 23: Meditated for 20 minutes at 8:05am after dropping my son off at daycare.
Day 24: Meditated for 20 minutes while my son napped in the afternoon.
Day 25: Meditated for 20 minutes while my son napped in the afternoon.
Day 26: Meditated for 20 minutes at 8:20am after dropping my son off at daycare.
Day 27: Meditated for 20 minutes at 8:40am after dropping my son off at daycare.
Day 28: Mediated for 20 minutes in the evening after my son was asleep. I went into the office today so this time wasn’t ideal but I wasn’t about to miss day 28!
When I started this experiment 28 days ago I wasn’t sure if I would continue after the 28 days were over. I expect some experiments to be temporary and others to turn into habits that I will want to continue.
My plan for now is to continue meditating at least 3-4 days per week. On the days when I work from home it really works well for me to meditate in the morning and I find the most benefit from doing that.
God has used these times of quiet to build in me a desire to be closer to Him. That desire is leading me to the Bible. I’ve read through the Bible a few times in the past with various ‘read the Bible in a year’ plans. Unfortunately those times often became little more than something I needed to check off my list for the day.
I want much more than that now. My prayer is that I will be able to more fully engage with God’s word and allow the Holy Spirit to use the Scripture to change my heart and my actions. This will be part of the focus of my next experiment which I’ll announce in a couple of days.