So meditation is about mindlessness, about true relaxation, about rediscovering joy. It's not just sitting in a corner saying 'Om'. You've got walking meditation, breathing meditation, forms meditation. Heck, Kyudo is meditation if you do it right.
Since that's the way of it, here's a list of activities which ought to count as meditation practice:
- Jamming on a musical instrument (right now for me it's the berimbau).
- Playing with my dog.
- Eating really, really good food.
- Listening to music under the right circumstances.
- Having some lap time with my cat.
- Teaching my son to ________ a ________.
- Talking to my wife with my head in her lap.
All these are exercises in presentness. Not the sort of meditation a lot of people have in mind, but they're all so freeing, so uplifting and joyful. Past and future fade away into a crystalline and wonderful now.
Isn't that meditation?