You know when that monkey mind of yours keeps spinning its wheels around and around when you try to sit down and do nothing?
You sit down to give this meditation thing a try.
Ok, I’m inhaling. I can do this. Inhale. Exhale.
Ouch, what is that shooting pain in my knee? It must be arthritis, right? I mean, mom had it and so it must be happening to me.
I’m getting so old. Now I have arthritis! And all these grey hairs.
Oh which reminds me, I should call my hairdresser and check if they are finally open again.
Ok never mind all that now, breathe in, breathe out. Focus on the breath.
Ok, but what if they are still not open? Am I really going to stay this grey?!? Maybe I should try some color out of a box.
Oh no, but my friend Lisa did that and she fainted in her bathroom from that smell lying there for hours before someone came home to help her up. I don’t want that happening to me!
Omg what if I fainted, and some random person found me there? I haven’t shaved my legs this entire time during lockdown. They would find a wooly mammoth!
Never mind, never mind, never mind! Just go back to the breathing. Inhale. Exhale.
You can shave your legs later. But don’t forget! You really mustn’t forget! This could end up like a terrible horror movie otherwise. Breaking news: woolly mammoth not extinct! Oh no, it’s just a woman.
Inhale, exhale shave your legs. Inhale, exhale shave your legs.
Have you ever gone down this monkey mind spiral?! Then this brain dump meditation is for you. You can do this anytime during the day when you feel too overwhelmed with life and it immediately brings a sense of calm. Try it out!