M is very busy. She is talking in this black box a lot and looking at the light emitting thing on her desk all the time. I sleep next to her in her office, so I know. Usually we do a little walk at the end of the day and that is enough for her to slow down, but when she is very busy like this, she needs something extra. Otherwise she can’t sleep because her ‘head is still busy’, she tells me. I know what she is talking about, because me too, I have a busy head. I think about food all the time. Like what it would be like to eat a pigeon or whether pizza with chorizo is better than pizza with cheese (I can’t decide, what do you think?). It is nice to think of things like that, but sometimes it is too much. It makes you can’t live in the moment.
In times like this, we do extra doga. My new hobby, I told you about earlier? Part of doga is meditation. It looks super easy, just relaxing. But it turns out to be very difficult. Because you do not only have to sit still, which I find a real challenge, but you also have to let go of your thoughts. Not really thinking them, but realising ‘hey, this is a thought, how interesting, but I let go now’. And then you get another thought and you do the same, etcetera. I find this very hard, especially with thoughts about pizza.
But M is really determined to do this, so so am I. I will support her in this. So I sit next to her, after some playing and wrestling of course, and we meditate. It looks like this:
We get better at it, every time we do this, I am proud to say. Last night we even did it for two whole minutes!