The Jukebox in my Head Vs. Meditation

Day 186

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My appreciation for music is fairly far reaching, although I will admit that my tolerance for some ‘music’ gets lower as I get older.

This morning was a meditation fail. I woke up at 2:50 a.m. and could not go back to sleep. At 4:00 a.m. I decided I might as well sit up and meditate. Of course, in less than five minutes I was fast asleep. I awoke after 8:00 a.m. in a full frenzy because I have a lot on my plate today. So, for the first morning since I started, I made the decision to forgo my meditation.

The result was I started my day with the brain chatter that meditation normally quells. I was not feeling awake, spilled my coffee all over the kitchen counter and have just felt off. Lack of sleep or lack of meditation or a combination of both have left me with a feeling of minor chaos. At least I recognize it, right?

All my underlying thoughts usually get cleared during meditation. I see them, acknowledge them and then they pass. Unfortunately I am now wrestling with them which is an unwelcome feeling after a week of peaceful morning starts.

The jukebox in my head is running full steam. Right now it’s The Guess Who performing “No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature”. The Guess Who was the first band I saw in concert so I love their music. I love their sound, but this one is a bit of an oddity in the lyrics. So, my chaotic mind decided to see what Wikipedia had to say. It’s a bit of a long but interesting story. I will leave it to you to read if it piques your interest. Now the song makes a bit more sense to me. We lyric people care about such things.


Oops – sorry. New Song!


Note to self: Never forgo meditation.


15 thoughts on “The Jukebox in my Head Vs. Meditation”

  1. I love this song and the Guess Who was almost the first band I saw in concert. (My parents thought I was too young and didn’t let me go).

    I have tried meditation a few times but never really got the hang of it, probably because I didn’t stick with it. If you have any tips to share, please do!

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    1. I started meditating after watching Kyle Cease’s Love Rising videos. I try to get up an hour early, go to the bathroom and then meditate for an hour. Put your phone on airplane mode so there are no interruptions. I just let whatever comes up in my mind to show up then I acknowledge it and let it go. Lots of past things have come up for me and they will until you just see them and release them. If you miss a day, don’t punish yourself, just get back to it the next day. I do not use music nor try to sit in a yoga pose. I just sit straight and comfortable. It helps to tell people what you are doing — it helps keep you committed. At least it does me. Good luck!

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  2. I loved Burton Cummings voice. The first of three bands that I have seen was 3 Dog Night. That’s also the night I first smelled marijuana…ugh!

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  3. Great tune though! My day always begins with a jukebox! I don’t meditate in the morning. I do as little as possible in the morning 😉 But that’s just me, hehe! Sounds like morning is THE BEST for you.

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    1. Meditation is a new addition to my life and has been so helpful to me. I love my jukebox and sometimes I think meditation unearths things I do not consciously think about.

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