Day 1 – How Meditation Surprised Me

Day 1, well what can I say?

I did the 5 minute audio mediation, which is something I’ve never done before, and felt quite emotional afterwards. It made me realize that it’s been a very long time since I’ve actually made the decision to do something on my own.

I’m always happy having family and friends around and wouldn’t have it any other way, but I think I rely on their company too much. I normally only want my own company when I’m upset but the 5 minute mediation made me feel good!

P.S. This is a picture of my new gratitude diary!

By |2017-01-13T13:52:18+00:00April 12th, 2016|Tags: |3 Comments

About the Author:

“My name is Lesle. I’m 55 and a caretaker of a lovely village school. I’m looking forward to being a Happynesshub Hero so I can concentrate and put myself first.”


  1. Sallyann Keizer April 12, 2016 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Lovely Lesley – I used to be so like that. I personally hated being on my own and like you was only on my own when sad. I avoided it all costs because for me being happy is al about being surrounded by loved ones, friends and family. BUT I have found that if you keep practising meditation, if only for a few minutes a day, this shifts. The emotions clear and very soon that time on your own, connecting with who YOU are and you heart, sets you back on track. For me it has lifted my whole being. Now I am happy to be on my own. If I am honest I am at my happiest without doubt when surrounded by loved ones, but this time for yourself is key. More coming up later in package Lesley. But keep going! Give to yourself. And the benefits will be huge for all those around you too – added bonus! Love xxxxx

  2. Marta April 12, 2016 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Lesley, these five minutes could be a little breakthrough in your life, you never know. Those minutes are made out of precious moments that you generously dedicated to yourself. And loneliness is different from solitude and quiet time. In practice of meditation, however short, however long, you are making a conscious decision to take time, to be quiet, to take stock, to look within, to watch your breath.. whatever your meditation brings up. You are becoming your own, fascinating companion. Enjoy the journey and let us know how you are getting on!
    With love, Marta.

  3. Lesley April 12, 2016 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Thank you Sally and Marta, so pleased I’ve joined the Hero’s and been given the chance to be involved in this experience. Love to you both. Lesley x

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