Can you meditate for 100 seconds straight?

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Feb 9, 2011
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I can totally relate to this hilarious meditation attempt by Rachel Reenstra

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Let’s try that again.

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About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at and A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


15 Responses to “Can you meditate for 100 seconds straight?”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jack Daw and Lynn Hasselberger, Red Fox. Red Fox said: 100 seconds of meditation […]

  2. Laura says:

    This is awesome. I'm the same way when I try to meditate….monkey mind!!

  3. That video is a wonderful find! I sent your post to all of the participants in the mindfulness class I teach because that little clip is so telling!

  4. Danielle says:

    I loved this! Thanks! My pups do the same thing…

    • Great, Danielle! Thanks for checking it out and commenting. With me, its the cats. I have to lock them out. One talks, the other licks. Not conducive! Watching them sleep on the other hand is another form of meditation 🙂

  5. Tamara says:

    LOL reposting and can totally relate!!!!!

  6. JinpaG says:

    Video is priceless! Perfect display of monkey mind, indeed, and a great teaching tool, as well! Thanks for the laugh and another window into my mind.

    Our cats are one of my sweetest/most common distractions … and since I can’t close a door on my meditation area, I try letting them rub against my hand without actually petting them in return. Not always successful. But, isn’t this a perfect opportunity for us (Shamatha) meditators to label all that activity “thinking” and simply go “back” to our breath … and then on to the next breath … and the next … and … so … on.??

  7. Sherry says:

    Boy can I ever relate to THAT! 😀

    • Thanks for checking it out, Sherry! Such a relief that I'm not the only one with monkey mind + Rachel (in the video) depicted it so well, didn't she?! Cheers!

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