Today, I led a meditation at the First Spiritualist Church of Galt over Zoom. It was my first time leading a meditation, and I was feeling pretty nervous about it. I had spent a lot of time preparing and practicing, but I wasn’t sure how it would all come together.
When it was time to begin, I felt a surge of adrenaline as I started speaking. However, I quickly realized that I was speaking too quickly and not leaving enough pauses for reflection. I also had some technical difficulties with my camera, which was embarrassing.
Despite these challenges, I tried my best to create a calming and peaceful environment for everyone. After the meditation, I received some feedback from a fellow church member who confirmed that I was speaking too quickly. It was tough to hear, but I appreciated the feedback and knew that it would help me improve.
Reflecting on the experience, I realized that leading a meditation is a learning process, and that I still have a lot to learn. But I am determined to do better next time. I know that by practicing more and being mindful of my pacing and tone, I can create a more meaningful and impactful experience for everyone.
If you’re in a similar situation and new to leading meditations, remember that it’s okay to make mistakes and encounter challenges along the way. It’s all part of the learning process. By being open to feedback and actively working to improve your skills, you can become a more effective and confident meditation leader.
In the end, I left the experience feeling proud of myself for stepping up to the challenge and grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow.