Monday Medicinal Marijuana Meditation

June 6, 2016

Midyear Mindfulness

We are more than halfway through 2016 already. Whoa. Wasn’t it only yesterday that Neil DeGrasse Tyson hit B.o.B. with some knowledge about Earth being round?

Even if B.o.B. can’t face the facts as he faces the horizon, our round world has continued to spin along this semicircular path that was the first half of the year. Before we get too dizzy and let the second half spin away from us, it’s high time to check ourselves before we wreck ourselves.

What’s been dope about 2016 so far? 
What’s been dopey about 2016? 
How can we maximize our POTential moving 420ward? 
How many weed puns is too many weed puns?

Life continues to raise questions that might seem rhetorical. And depending on weed consumption methods, they can remain that way, tolerably enough. Getting literal, however, and seeking some real answers can help if we want to make moves with the rest of the year.

Today’s meditative moment calls for a light, quick high. Edibles are not on the menu today, but a green crack joint or your go-to strain for boosting focus should hit the spot. For me, a couple of pulls of mango haze from a vapor pen gave me a moment to seek clarity, and the clarity I arrived at was: Five. Five weed puns is too many weed puns. But the number five is a fine number to guide us for this meditative moment hereby called High Five.

Five Features of Today’s High Five:

  • Five minutes (and a clock to keep track).
  • Five deep breaths.
  • Five senses.
  • Five self high fives (or claps, if you want to call em that).
  • Five sentences.
  • …Plus a way to record your five sentences in writing (e.g. your tumblr, a pen and paper), and in speech (e.g. your phone’s voice recorder, your computer’s cam) for an added bonus.

Preparation:

  • Get your timer, weed, and writing/recording implements ready
  • Set 5 minute alarm on the timer. Get to a light, focused high.

Getting Started:

  1. Start timer.
  2. Take your first deep breath over five seconds. Pause for two seconds. Exhale for five seconds.
  3. Take your second deep breath over five seconds. Pause for two seconds. Exhale for five seconds.
  4. Take your third deep breath over five seconds. Pause for two seconds. Exhale for five seconds.
  5. Let your breath return to its regular flow.

Meditation:

Life may give us moments where we find ourselves like B.o.B.- unable to accept the reality of science and the future. Let’s use this meditative exercise to embrace order and progress.

Turn your attention to your senses. Think about tastes, touches, sights, sounds, and smells that have made you smile throughout 2016. Complete the following sentences with the first thoughts that come to mind until the timer stops:

  1. At the beginning of 2016 I dreamt of accomplishing ____________________, and I nailed it!
  2. One big lesson I learned from facing an unexpected challenging moment at the beginning of the year is ________________________.
  3. The last person that made me smile was ______________ because ________________________.
  4. Facing the horizon of the second half of 2016, things may look flat like B.o.B. says, but I’m looking forward to having these three events pop up during the rest of the year: 1. ____________ 2. ____________ 3. ____________
  5. One dream I have for the rest of the year is ________________ and one thing I’m doing to achieve it is ________________.

Wrapping up:

  1. Take your fourth deep breath over five seconds. Pause for two seconds. Exhale for five seconds.
  2. Take your fifth deep breath over five seconds. Pause for two seconds. Exhale for five seconds.
  3. If you have a voice/video recorder handy, start recording. Read your 5 sentences out loud, and give yourself a high 5 after each sentence. Stop recording.

Optional: Share your meditation sentences here and spread the positive vibes. And/or get super baked later in the day and listen/watch your spoken meditation, and giggle :)

Happy Monday!


Originally published at highthccontentment.tumblr.com.