As the number of blog posts has gone down in the last several months, so have the number of times I have meditated.
To reiterate the About Meditating Millennial section, I created this blog to hold myself accountable—to motivate myself to start meditating, and to keep meditating. However, I recently lost sight of that mission statement.
As a result, I witnessed myself slowly regress back into the person who I was before I started this blog. Not completely, but enough so that I was aware of the regression happening. I too often came up with excuses why I couldn’t make time to meditate.
Prior to forgetting that mission statement, back when I prioritized meditation in my life, I felt myself becoming the man I wanted to be. My physical self, my mental self, and my spiritual self were at their peaks. I was living in the present moment. I was comfortable with who I was—whether it was by myself, or when I was with other people. I was aware of my time, making it so that whatever I did had a positive impact on my well-being. Everything I did had a purpose; living purposefully had become a motto of mine, and practicing mindfulness had helped me follow through on that motto. Physically, mentally, and spiritually working in unison to build the Meditating Millennial that at one point was churning out a blog post consistently on a weekly basis.
But it did not last forever.
A day would pass where I wouldn’t meditate. A day would become two days. Then three. Then a week. Weeks. Finally months until I lost count; I couldn’t even remember the last time I had meditated. And as each meditation-less day went on, pieces of me—from all that I had built up in the previous year—were being chipped away little by little. Until finally, a noticeable chunk had gone missing.
I am no longer Meditating Millennial. Instead, I am Meditating Millennial Minus a Chunk.
But now I start anew. I made a lot of progress in the first year. I had a little setback, but it’s only helped me realize how important it is to keep up a meditation routine. It’s not the first setback I’ve had, and it won’t be the last. The only thing I can do is learn from it, and make a change going forward. Just as the sun comes up from the night sky, so must I rise again as well.
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