But life is so busy busy busy, yes? Finding time to meditate can be difficult to justify when there simply isn't spare time in the day. Some days I even forget to eat until 5pm.
Running has become my time-efficient way of meditating. As I run, the thoughts flow freely through my mind and I mutter, smile and chat to myself - often to the surprise of oncoming walkers.
The running has become a bit manic - must do a minimum of 10km, need to fit it in before work, must achieve Big Ideas as I go. Running or racing? Is it really meditation or has it become another workplace?
In life's lovely way of letting us know we are off track, my left calf muscle protested sharply and suddenly and I was instructed not to run for a few weeks. Grumpy. Grizzling. Wallowing in self-pity.
But another door opened. I rediscovered walking, standing straight and focusing on posture and looking around slowly and appreciatively as I stroll. A different kind of free thinking.