“I created this website to record my journey as motivation for myself.” If you have read the blog goals in the About Meditating Millennial section, you will see that line. But I had no idea just how much I would gain from blogging my meditation journey. It wasn’t what I had ever expected.
I really wanted to hold myself accountable to sticking with meditation. I have done research here and there over the years, always telling myself I should start meditating, but then never actually following through. I knew if I started meditating without some collateral, I would have given it up after the first rough patch. If I created this website, shelled out some money for the domain and hosting, then maybe that would be enough motivation for me to keep at it. I was giving myself a push so I wouldn’t just turn back once it gets hard, which can be so easy sometimes. Similar to making a New Years resolution to start working out more, but once February comes around, stop fulfilling that commitment—I did not want that to happen on my meditation journey.
Honestly, I was afraid to create this website. I was very hesitant. It is scary to put my personal thoughts and details of my personal life for any and all to see. I didn’t want to be harassed, be criticized, trolled, or even got my identity found out. The worst of the worst was coming to mind. I definitely didn’t want my personal friends and family finding out about my blog. Personally, I am pretty shy and introverted. It is hard for me to express myself in words to other people in person. I would feel embarrassed if they were to find out about this website and know that it was me who was blogging their meditation journey. Heck, my fiancée doesn’t even know what the name of my website is. She knows I meditate, and she knows I am documenting my journey, but I haven’t told her where to find it. I am not ready for that yet.
Now, approaching several months after I started blogging, the opposite of what I feared most has come true. I have received nothing but comments that are supportive and motivating. Readers all over the meditation community have actually read my posts and given me their kind input. It is truly heartwarming. Not only that, but some people are even commenting and e-mailing me for questions and advice related to meditation. I am no expert in meditation, and I do not claim to be. I am just a person trying to alter their life through meditation. While I am someone who has experienced first hand how meditation can change a person’s life, I do not have all the answers. I do my best to point others in the right direction, and I am glad that other people are motivated to meditate after reading about my journey.
In my professional life, being in the healthcare industry, I am naturally inclined to help people. I find it rewarding that others are being affected by my meditation journey. It keeps me motivated to continue meditating in my life, and to continue documenting my journey through these blog posts.
Not only that, but I was unaware of so many other blogs out there with their own thoughts and experiences related to meditation and their personal journeys. Some websites I have followed, although not directly related to mediation, I have found to be motivating in their own right, and I get inspiration from them as well.
This wasn’t what I anticipated when I decided to document my meditation journey online.
I am so glad that I did.
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