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

Let’s try that again.

Photo: | arrinap


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. LOL! Glad you enjoyed it Laura. Cheers!

  4. 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!

  5. Danielle says:

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

  6. Isn't it? Felt like I was watching myself! Thanks for taking the time to comment, Erica, and for sharing with your class!

  7. 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 🙂

  8. Tamara says:

    LOL reposting and can totally relate!!!!!

  9. 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.??

  10. You're welcome, Tamara. Glad you liked it 🙂

  11. Glad you liked it! Great perspective on our distractions.

  12. Sherry says:

    Boy can I ever relate to THAT! 😀

  13. 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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