Meditation is a sensual experience. It is as luscious and intimate as making love to myself, or being fully present inside my body while someone else makes love to me. It is with a sigh of pleasure and relief that I settle into my meditation chair. This is my time for me, and today is yet one more day where I have cared for myself by taking this time to integrate my spirit and my life. The rest of my schedule awaits, but for the next hour I will be neither guilty nor rushed.
Meditation brings with it the deliciousness of true-self care. Like an aromatic bubble bath or a hike through the autumn woods, I have chosen this time as time to feed my soul. The release of outside expectations is palpable–intense. I surrender to a world where the clock does not rule. I will awake when I am ready.