Chris got another "you've got to up your game" talk from me a couple of nights ago. This time, I strongly suggested yoga and meditation. My pushing yoga and meditation will come as no surprise to anybody reading my past two posts.
I'm getting a little tired suggesting things my twenty-seven year old son should already have thought about for himself, but there you are. I'm used to pushing and prodding, after all, I'm a wife. Lucky for me, Chris is usually appreciative of my motherly suggestions. Left to his own devices, he'd continue to read Marcel Pagnol in the original French, take voice lessons, cook our dinner, and be a generally fabulous and conscientious guy. But, he has yet to earn a paycheck nor is he pursuing full time or part time studies. He's going to have to up his game.
To move him to the next level, to get the next breakthrough experience, (he's had several, all of which have upped his game in some way) I think introducing him to yoga and meditation is what is needed. We may not have to journey to Outer Mongolia for healing by shamans, we can take a mind and body journey right at home. Some of you might be offended that I would equate yoga and meditation to upping one's game, but what is underlying this is the wish that Chris's resilience continue to increase.
I gave Chris an assignment: Find three yoga courses that he might want to enroll in and check back with me by COB today. I told him I would take care of finding the meditation. On Sunday I went to a most interesting talk about a certain kind of meditation that made me realize that this may be what we are looking for. I'm going to a meditation tonight, and will see how it goes.