As we approach the shortest day of the year, I find that I’m rising before the sun; hitting the floor mat to stretch and practice meditation before beginning the day with a run or walk through the forest. Starting my morning in the cold, 5:30 am darkness feels a bit brutal at times, but the routine does have its upsides; including a front row seat to the breathtaking beauty of dawn.
Special thanks to my friend Mel for introducing me to Sharon Salzberg’s 28 day guide to meditation (perfect for us beginners).
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