But the fact that I must do this first thing in the morning (before I shower/walk Dagmar/check email/sing good morning from the rooftops) is proving problematic. First of all, I have just woken up. And I am not a good waker-upper. To sit in silence and stillness when my eyes are still half-closed just tricks them into thinking we are going back to sleep. It looks a lot like this:
I wear a tie when meditating, too.
Secondly, one can never truly experience silence in Manhattan. Us non-millionaires anyway. The few times that I have maybe achieved some sort of meditative state lasts for about five seconds before some cab starts honking or a truck hits a pothole or some crazy on the street starts yelling about how someone stole his jello.
I will keep working on this challenge, and I am confident that by the end of my 29th year I will have figured out a way to make the most of it. But in the meantime, any suggestions on effective sitting in silence are welcome.