I think I have to write this down, that I want to sit and contemplate this Mandela for seven minutes each day, because I almost forgot to do this today. The heat, et al, is getting to me, and so many well-meaning intentions, get lost in the stream of thought universal stream of conscious/subconscious thought. Maybe if I printed out this Mandela and put it on the wall, hey, that's the ticket! I am listening to a Pineal Gland ... meditation on You Tube. It is a good sound. And as I looked at the Mandela, I was besieged by stinking thinking, i.e., some things had gotten to me recently. I practiced seeing my hand clenching, and then unclenching; letting these thoughts go, like scraps of paper in the air. I think this Mandela is beadwork. Looks like a stylized flower unfolding, hey, the fist, the open hand letting go, I want to stay quiet in life. I don't want stupidity to get the best of me. Doing this meditation is a good thing. At least I am able to recognize what is going on with me - and yes, my body did some OUCHING as I sat. I think I'm better at meditating when I walk, stand, and/or move, i.e., mindful breathing, mindful walking. However, I definitely want to try this SITTING! :) Okay, I sat for 7 minutes, and now I wrote for 7 minutes. Namaste.