After years of trying to figure out this meditation thing, I got it. I finally understood what mediation was and how to make it happen in the busiest of workplaces. I figured out how to be Zen when the world around me was anything but Zen.
What could you could do with the time you spend at that dull committee meeting, or baking cookies for your daughter's bake sale, or whatever nagging commitment you unconsciously put ahead of working on that idea that means so much to you?
We were lucky to have a wonderful nanny; still, the demands were intense. Many nights I fell asleep on the floor of my children's room, so exhausted I didn't realize what happened until I woke up hours later with creases from the rug on my face.