Meditating first thing in the morning is one of the best ways to start your day on the right track and Waylon Lewis swears by this approach. Setting personal boundaries to connect with your own breath before you interact with anyone else is the best way to build strong relationships with children and life partners and helps you focus on work throughout your day. Personal boundaries meditation is something you can do early in the day to prepare you for all the challenges you will face everyday.
“I don’t want my idea of you,” he writes in his book Things I would Like to Do With You. “That’s too easy, and it isn’t real. I want you, faults and all. And I want you to want me, faults and all, not any ideas you have about love.”
Waylon is a second generation American Buddhist or so-called “Dharma Brat” and the founder of elephant journal, the largest online indie mindful community in the world and “elevision” an online video talk show.
He talks about how you can use mindfulness is not something to be done on a mountaintop but instead is a practice to embrace to help you stay grounded and focused in day to day interactions. No navel gazing and solemn meditation halls here, it is a tool for everyday chaos that allows you to be present in life for others.
What type of personal boundaries meditation do you do?