Are You practicing the Steps in Initiaion into Hermetics?

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November 06, 2015, 01:54:04 PM
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I gave IIH a crack over half a year ago, but my interest quickly waned due to real life distractions. I came back to it a few days ago when I realized I was missing up a perfectly good opportunity to delve straight into it without too much real world distraction. I'm finding it an easy and comfortable thing to slip into, save for the cold showers and tearing myself away from distractions so I can eat.

I surprised myself the first time I practiced conscientious eating, as it was a practice I skipped my last try. I was full before I was even half-way through with most of my plates. It helped me realize that I'm eating hugely in excess of what my stomach actually wants. The desire to watch youtube or read while I'm eating is still there, but it's mostly contained. As a result, eating has become more of a chore. : )

I have an excessively chatty, needy, glutton of a cat. It's difficult to concentrate in the morning. There is an incessant variety of, "Meow!!! FEED ME! MEOOOOW! PLAY WITH ME! MERRRROOOOOOW!"s in the background at any given moment in my house. I suppose it's just something I'll have to overcome when I practice my meditating. It completely disturbs and grabs my concentration, it's a bit like a baby's cry.

I'm liking how I feel thus far, and I'm glad to be giving IIH a shot again.