Here I am, sitting again full of doubt and angst regarding whether or not this meditation stuff is worth it. I go from sitting in my Meditation Seat to sitting on the floor. I stop everything completely and put on a pot for tea. I don’t remember it being this hard when I was younger, I don’t remember running away from what I needed so much back then. This idea called anxiety started plaguing me. Never once did I experience it like this until I became an adult and decided to get back into meditation. Our timelines and social media feeds are chock full of Meditation Quotes About Life. However, we miss the essence of what it is to meditate, what it is to really practice consistently, what it is to get into a meditative trance or zone.
The best way I’ve found to do it is through longer sessions. Through actually embracing the empty periods where you don’t feel like you can connect. Observing and letting go in order to reach the destination. There is no friction when approached in this way. There is no shame in not being able to focus, concentrate, or hold the mind steady. One of my favorite quotes says “A man can travel thousands of miles when he sits still” and even in knowing that, it’s so easy for us to fall short when we don’t plan appropriately our adversities that come inevitably while attempting to “get good” at meditating.
The short answer is we are always becoming. Meditation is about the whole experience of intention. We understand mindfulness, patience, relaxation, and calm all because of our ability to tap into our psyche on this level. The beauty that falling into this deep well of intention and knowledge is that we are covered in it for the rest of our lives. Honestly, how many people do you know can say meditation destroyed their lives?