One Thing Better: How Corina Pelloni . . . paused

One Thing Better is a weekly series featuring very cool creators I’m impressed with, in a one-question interview format.

It’s a simple premise. Each week someone will answer The Question. 

Read this paean to Phillip K. Dick by Corina Pelloni — and learn a lot about her simultaneously. She’s a lower-case gal. Here it feels fresh . . . and humble. Not artsy chic.

Corina is multi-passionate. Click the link above and wander around. Art, articles, poetry, design, yoga teacher, soap company — food! Damn, when does she sleep?

The Question:

What one thing have you been doing recently that’s making your life better?

Corina Pelloni:

i surely will accept your assignment.

this is how I actually (finally) committed to a daily meditation practice. 

1. accountability partner: i have a friend who asks me about my morning meditation, and i ask her about hers as well. 

2. set the bar low: i committed only to 5 minutes a morning. i can always find 5 minutes, but now i sit for longer. 

3. use it to manage the day ahead: too busy to meditate? my morning meditation is an invitation to the Universe to guide me in my affairs. 

4. an honest attempt = success: choosing to return to the moment as many times as possible is success. getting distracted happens. early morning can be a difficult time to meditate. once the timer beeps, i’m done regardless of how i feel i measured up. 

5. do it before coffee: once the caffeine says ‘go’ it’s go-time and no slowing down. i can reward myself with a cup once i’m out of half lotus. 

i am well informed on the subject of meditation and the benefits of a solid practice. but i needed to resort to some trickery to break with routine and ingrained habit. i am now experiencing the benefits of a daily meditation practice. the first two steps are the key starting points.

See some of Corina’s artwork here

For you 

Evan Griffith
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