Something I Never Expected to Happen Once I Started Meditating

“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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28 thoughts on “Something I Never Expected to Happen Once I Started Meditating”

    1. Hi Rayn. I understand where you are coming from. It took me a long time to start meditating and getting in the habit. But once I set my mind to it, it became easier as time went on. For starters, I suggest setting up a time and place when you know you will be free. For example, if you know you will be free on Sunday evenings, then set a time for 7:00pm for five minutes. At that point, it’s just a matter of following through. Good luck! See my latest blog post for a lengthy guide which may be of help to you.

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  1. For years I had spoken about writing a book. I never seemed to be able to sit down and do the work needed to make that happen. In May of 2015 I decided to create a blog and commit to daily entries. One year later I had 365 entries. I am now working on editing those entries towards the goal of publishing a book. Yes, blogs do have a tremendous amount of power towards creating change within ourselves. I wish you much success in your meditation journey.
    By the way, I have engaged in a daily meditation practice for many years. It has become an important part of my daily routine
    All the best
    Moshe

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  2. Great post! Your blog actually came to me when I was reading another article about meditation! The universe works in strange ways. Like you I have always said I’d start but keep making excuses as to why I cannot, so I’m glad I read your article and it has given me more encouragement to start. Congratulations on your journey, your achievements. It’s great you started blogging about your meditation experiences!

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  3. YES! I have found so much love in the blogging community. I’m glad your experience was so positive. Thank you for the interest in my blog I look forward to following yours. Even though you are not an expert, I’m sure I will learn a lot as you learn!

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  4. Great post. Like you, I started my blog to hold myself accountable to something — writing, although I do keep meaning to properly restart my meditation practice. (Again.) I’ve had some stumbles but I’ve written more in the past two days than I have in over a month, and it’s because of the inspiration I’ve drawn from the blogs I follow, including yours.

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  5. Love this post. I did something very similar. I hoped that by putting my goals out there for everyone to see, I would hold myself more accountable. I think we all doubt ourselves and our capabilities, but once you get started, It becomes an addiction to keep pushing forward. You are doing fantastic! Keep up the good work!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your journey. This week was hard and I am tired and I was thinking “Why bother creating another post about how to use meditation? No one cares about that.” And then your post popped up in my inbox. So thanks. Even if what I put up is not exactly what you need, it might help someone else. So I’ll make sure I get something up this weekend. Maybe instructions on the four sacred mantra “Whoa”, “Hmm”, “Ahh”, and “Duh”.

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  7. It’s a win-win situation: you started blogging to keep on meditating, and now the people who you’re helping by documenting your journey are helping you to keep meditating. Noe that’s lovely cycle to be in 🙂

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  8. After blogging for some time, I have learned that most bloggers seem to be introverted and shy. I know that I am. The amazing thing is that the alchemy of blogging has made me more comfortable talking to other people. Meditation is a very private journey that is almost impossible to share with other people. You are doing a good job.

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  9. Great post! I feel exactly the same as you about my own blog – after being quite scared to start it I’ve had nothing but amazing supportive comments. Many of my close family and friends don’t know it exists but I feel myself opening up about it more and more. Keep up the good work. Love your posts 🙂

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