First, take your sweet mary jane.
And put it down.
Nothing’s wrong with it, nothing’s right with it. Actually, some stuff is both wrong and right with it. But that’s neither here nor there. It is what it is.
Now, sit down on a cushion or chair. Get comfortable. Sit bolt upright, not leaning back, then breath and relax.
Then, find one’s breath. Follow your breath, in and out.
Pause. Don’t exhale right away. But don’t hold your breath, either.
Repeat. Place one’s attention on the breath, the natural breath—in and out.
Now here’s the rub: when you notice yourself daydreaming, thinking of where you could be, or food, or homework, or children, or an argument, or lust, or a cookie—whatever you’re thinking about, notice that. Without judging yourself for thinking, just return one’s attention, lightly, like a surfer to the wave of your breath. In and out.
After several minutes, bow, dedicating any merit to all sentient beings, including oneself. This isn’t just for us.
Now, smoke ’em if you got ’em—or not.
Adapted from the (in)famous Twinkie Meditation, used to both curb addiction or habitual cyclical behavior and to fully enjoy said Twinkie.
Waylon on Pot:
Being present is the greatest “high” of them all, because it’s earned, always available, free, inherent (natural), and allows us to do anything fully and with appreciation, even if we’re confused or suffering. We don’t need anything external. It’s not transcendental, however: rather it’s “ordinary magic.”
All the best moments in life are experienced when we’re present, available, free of our own self-concerned discursive patterns. When we glimpse awakened mind: whether smoking pot, climbing a mountain, making love or drinking coffee—or, most often, when we fail to busy ourselves for one moment, and another—we are most fully ourselves, and we can be of service, with a smile. ~ Waylon Lewis