Today’s meditation was ten minutes six seconds, and it focused on patience.
It also provided a much needed reminder that I need to be gentle with myself when I catch my mind straying during meditation. A reminder that I need to bring myself gently back to focus and not judge myself too harshly. That is the lesson… not how to focus, but rather how to be kind to yourself.
Today’s card is the Seven of Cups. Cups represents emotions, creativity, and relationships. The number seven is an indication of a leap ahead, progress, or the unknown.
The theme of today’s meditation combined with the card that’s been drawn are telling me that, as the title of this blog post indicates, slow and steady wins the race.
I’m working on coming back to myself after residing in a deep hole of depression for over a month and a half. This takes time, and sometimes I get impatient with myself. It’s good to remember that it isn’t a race, and that I don’t have to be impatient with myself, or irritated with myself, when Instant gratification is not forthcoming.
To me, today’s card and meditation’s theme combine to remind me that these things take time, but that I am moving forward. I am making progress, one small step at a time.
The card is also a reminder, though, to keep moving forward. The climb out of that dark hole of depression might at times be frightening, or feel overwhelmingly vulnerable, but keep moving… and I’ll get there.