Group Meditation

Group Meditation

Tonight I joined a group meditation session on the Headspace app. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it was a session just like any other, but there were approximately 45 other people taking part.

The only voice was the group moderator. Like I said, if it weren’t for the other people participating, it would have been just like any other solo meditation. The amazing thing is that as I relaxed and really got into the session, I could sense the presence of the other people. It sounds crazy, but I genuinely felt that I wasn’t alone. It was a wonderful feeling that I hope to experience again.

Virtual Happy Hour

Virtual Happy Hour

Today was the first virtual happy hour in months. Because I am still out on disability, this is the only real chance I have to see everyone I worked with until late last year. It seems that forever has passed since then, things have changed at work, which is no surprise to me.

I wanted to just be seen and to talk to everyone for a little while. Even with Hal and The Stooges, it feels very lonely at times. I need the extra human interaction to keep my sanity intact. I have written about how solitary my life can be at times, with the exception of Hal and The Stooges, and I am used to it. That face does not change how I feel at times, I get lonely just like everyone else. I have to focus more on being happy with things as they are, rather than worrying about what I don’t have already.

The virtual happy hour was enjoyable. I feel better and there is a sense of optimism as the weekend starts. I hope this is a good sign for a great weekend.