Club Med

images.jpeg No, I’m not in Waikiki, I’m referring to my spanking new meditation practice that’s a vacation all in itself, just without leaving the house.

For ten minutes twice a day, beginning and end, I shut down my mind leaving a mental note…gone fishin’.

It’s weird at first, sitting still, the go-go girl that I am, but after getting the hang of it, I now could easily be an art installation.

By the way, there are no right nor wrong ways to meditate. You don’t need to be sitting on a pillow in a lion cloth in the Lotus position, wooing leg cramps muttering OM till your lips go numb.

A meditational myth if there ever was one.

I sit up in bed with a pillow propped against the wall, my legs out, hands at my side in what I call, Rita Hayworth pose.

No candles or incense, no CD of waves waving in the background bought on Amazon with free shipping while trying to channel Gandhi who I’ll bet too, meditated in his pajamas. images.jpeg

Oh come on, that Speedo he wore was to make a point, but home at the ashram, you can bet Mahatma was comfy.

That said.

Does one feel better after a good 10 minute dose of silence? Yes, and sometimes, it even goes longer, like 15 or 20 because, once those chattering monkeys  Unknown.jpeg who keep you up at night get the hint, when those baby blues flutter back open, you find yourself, a new girl. images-1.jpeg

So to speak.



About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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58 Responses to Club Med

  1. That’s amazing. How do you get your mind uncluttered?

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  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    I’ve only tried meditating a few times. I can’t begin to tell you what crazy thoughts slither through my head, no matter how hard I try to block it all out. I end up more frustrated than when I began. I’m better off relaxing with a book.
    Pookie and I are off to see a Picasso exhibition this afternoon. Not my favorite paintings, but one of my favorite artists, if that makes sense.

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  3. This does sound like a great idea. Of course, I’ll have to go to a second-hand store to pick up some clutter, baggage, and a couple of chattering monkeys. Approaching the eighth decade has pretty much washed all of that stuff out to sea. (I think I’m tapping into the sailor short you mentioned.) Well, I guess I could spend time revisiting all my mistakes but that may take more energy than I have available. Thanks for the thought share, Susannah.

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  4. Kate Howell says:

    I think meditation is great if u have the patience to hang in there. Unfortunately it doesn’t work for me. 😎

    ~Hal Rubenstein From my iPhone

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  5. Sorryless says:


    I read this earlier on my phone, but I waited to comment. For one thing, because I hate ‘texting’ a comment. But for another, because I. Love. This. And to text my full blown appreciation for it would be like cooking up a filet on a waffle iron.

    I’ve gotten back into meditation recently, for many reasons. Not the least of which is the peaceful, easy feeling it leaves me with. I meditate in the mornings, as it moves me in the right direction. But I also will meditate on the sly . . whilst driving, during a quiet moment at work . . .

    And you’re right . . the OM is somehow inextricably linked to meditation but I ain’t ever used it.

    Did I mention I love this post?

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  6. Dale says:

    Brilliantly written, as per . I have tried meditating and shall retry. I know it takes 21 days to create a habit and this is one I truly wish to create. All who do, benefit from.
    And I’m with you. None of that pretzel, pain-inducing, lip-numbing nonsense is required!

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  7. Cleaning uncluttered your mind??? Heaven help me! I’d put off cleaning forever if I could. Wait. Maybe you meant you decided what to keep in your mind. Then you dusted and vacuumed your gray matter. I might be able to do that kind of cleaning.

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  8. Vasca says:

    For quite some time, I’ve been practicing clearing my mind of all the accumulated clutter. Stuff that I absolutely DO NOT WANT OR NEED. Mostly I want a clear head for where I am & what I am. My darlin’ husband is dying and I’m where I want to be with that; accepting the reality and dealing with it well. Michael (my man) always has reminded me…Vasca, to ignore reality is a temporary form of insanity. I don’t need any insanity in my life so? A day and a step at a time; that’s how I’m doing it. Really like this post and meditation…makes for contentment/happiness. Thanks!


  9. I don’t want to race, because I might lose.


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