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My mind is a like a dog with a bone, gnawing on thoughts. I can almost hear the sound of chewing. Churning through god knows what.

Sometimes it meanders in and out, taking me places familiar and new.

I remember something from the past and it makes me sad. I think something in the future and it makes me anxious.

I realised years ago when I began the practice of connecting with my intuition, I needed silence. Noise and distractions drown out my inner voice.

I don’t own a tv but I like listening to podcasts when I’m cooking. I walk the dog in silence unless I’m talking to myself or the Universe.

But still. There’s not enough silence. Not enough stillness to come back to me and connect with my guidance.

I need more than just patches of silence to deeply align with my inner world.

So I’m going to just say it – the best way I’ve found to get there is to meditate. Consistently.

But here’s the thing – I’m a crap meditator. No, that’s not true – my consistency has been crap.

Like so many people, I resist the practice.

So over the years I’ve meditated on and off.

And that’s ok. I’m ok with a practice that dips in and out.

Because when I do meditate consistently I remember that it’s not a cure-all. It doesn’t stop life from coming at me.

But it does give me a deeper and more ease-full connection back to me. Back to my knowing and my peace. And it’s worth the discomfort and resistance and monkey-mind chatter.

Because it’s all here inside me and stillness and silence plug me straight back in.

I am home and all really is well.

(More here on the unlikely combo of meditation and meal planning)

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