Meditation Is Hard Sometimes
You may be surprised to hear me say that I don't like meditation. What do I mean? The process of meditating is painful. So why do I meditate? Because it’s not about what happens during the meditation, but the benefits that follow after the meditation. I don't like the process, but I like the outcome.
by Jamie Spannhake
July 18, 2019
You may know that I advocate meditation for nearly everything. It may not be the remedy for all ailments and problems, but it can be part of the solution to every issue. So you may be surprised to hear me say that I don't like meditation. What do I mean?
“It’s not about what happens on the mat, but what happens off the mat.” That quote is attributed to lots of people, so I’m not sure who said it first. But that is the point of meditation. The first 3-10 minutes are PAINFUL for me. But I stick with it until I get to that place of calm. Of course, some days, I am a complete “failure” at meditation because I never get to that place of calm. But I do it anyway, and that means that I succeed because I reap the benefits, even when I don’t do it “right.” Try it.
*This post first appeared at my blog, The Daily Balance Blog.