This meditation practice usually finds me restless, irritable, uncertain, and cynical.
Why should I just sit? Especially when my mind is anything but present?
I don't think I'm getting anything out of it.
Sound familiar? Feel like meditation might not be right for you?
Is it just time to give it up?
No. Not at all. In fact, this is the best time to stick with it.
When it's a bit unruly.
There are definitely times and conditions when meditation might not be the best practice.
However, for most of us, discipline and discomfort go hand in hand.
The trick is, releasing the need to have your practice be anything except what it is.
Measure your practice through consistency. It's that simple.
Show up. Sit. Breathe. Repeat. Again and again.
Invite space in the body so that space in the mind will follow.
We're not working toward peace and calm.
We are welcoming the by-products of peace and calm.
The practice is to simply be with "what is." Without judgment.
This is powerful medicine.