I’ve looked into mediation before and I’ve never really started doing it until now. So far, I’ve worked up to about ten to five minutes a day, but even just that amount has helped me to clear some of my thoughts of day -at least for a small amount of time.
There is so much I want to do and or become that sometimes I get too wrapped up in how much time it might take that I just end up giving up. Mediation has shown me that I don’t have to spend every waking hour of the day trying to do something to improve myself. Some days, its okay to just relax and have fun. Yes, some of the projects I want to do will take time, but that doesn’t mean I should rush through them. To do a project properly I need to stop being impulsive and instead look at things throughly before I do them.
It’s been nice to take the time to just breathe and not have to worry about work, paying bills or buying food. I’m slowly learning to find happiness in the void and emptiness of my mind rather than trying to find things outside of my mind to fulfill me. I’ve learned that in life, there are no have tos. We just believe there are. We don’t have to work a nine to five job, we don’t have to live in huge expensive house, we don’t have to have a family or go to college if we don’t want to.
Mediation has shown me that I can choose to do what I want and that I don’t have to make myself do something I don’t want to do. Some people might think this ideology might make people lazy, but I think it does quite the opposite.
Meditation is also about learning to live in the moment and just allowing whatever you’re feeling to freely flow through you body. Meditation can teach people to prevent future uncomfortable times from holding us back. We just allow ourselves to breathe and let the pain and stress of the day flow out of us.
But even after I’ve said this, I feel like I have so much left to learn.