Some days I really experience the benefits of my meditation practice.
While other times… not so much.
There have been periods when I’ve sat daily. Then I’ve gone months without even considering it.
Recently I had the opportunity to join a class for group meditation, and it made a major difference in not only my ability to keep the focus, but also in my commitment to the practice. It inspired me to keep at it — with the group when I can. Or on my own when time is tight.
There’s a residual effect of sitting in meditation. For hours afterwards, my mind can operate with a single focus, and the tightness that I usually carry in my chest and shoulders dissipates. It’s not long lasting (like the many fleeting moments of life), but it gives me a glimpse of how presence leads me to feel centered.
Here’s what else I learned so far from my meditation practice:
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If you already have a meditation practice, it would be awesome if you could share your tips in the comments.