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WOO-SAH: Meditation Day 4

WOO-SAH: Meditation Day 4

Today, I practiced a variation of a technique known as focused attention meditation (aka concentration meditation).  While one's focus can be target toward an external object or body part, I like to focus my attention on a short quote or mantra.  I like this form of meditation because my needs change daily--all of ours do.  On a Monday, we might need a little extra motivation; on a day with a high-stakes meeting, we might need an added boost of confidence; and on a day during which we have a big presentation, a reminder to remain calm might be needed.  Today (and most days), I needed compassion. 

My Unabridged Farewell

My Unabridged Farewell

Here are my complete thoughts. Those who attended this weekend's Miss Virginia USA pageant may have seen a farewell letter. That letter was edited to protect the guilty, as I was told my original letter would not be printed.  Here is the original letter. I am grateful for my year, but also strive to provide an honest reflection.