Meditation Journey: Revelation

This morning’s meditation session was intense. I have been meditating now for about a month. I got my routine down to 3-4 times a week, usually in the morning before work and on Saturdays when my fiancée is at her job. For every session before todays, my experience has always been different. Sometimes I get a lot out of it, and other times I feel like it’s a waste of my time.

This morning, however, was definitely mind opening.

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My Third Attempt at Meditation

Because my last attempt at meditating didn’t turn out so well, I decided to try doing things differently. Instead of positioning myself on the bed, I changed my room of choice to the living room.

Another difference was the frequency. Initially I chose to meditate only once a week, but it turns out that is not frequent enough for me. My fiancée was out on this particular Sunday, just one day after my second attempt at meditating. She is a bridesmaid in one of her friend’s wedding, and they had a bridesmaid dress fitting today.

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My Second Attempt at Meditation

It is seven days since my first time meditating. I am attempting to make this a weekly routine. I toyed with the idea of trying to meditate every day, but I felt that was too much of a commitment as I am just starting out. Once a week is probably more realistic for me.

I am in the same circumstances as last week. My fiancée is at work and it is just the cats and I.

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Why I Started Meditating, Part 2

My fiancée and I went on a cruise in the Caribbean for her birthday. It was her first time on a cruise, but I had been on several with my family. I always enjoyed going on them, but I was especially excited for this one because I was bringing this experience to my significant other.

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My First Attempt at Meditation

My fiancée is at work. The two fluffy cats are sleeping on the couch. Now is the perfect opportunity to try my hand at meditating for the first official time. At this point, I haven’t done any real research on the proper techniques of meditation. I am only going off general knowledge and informal sporadic reading.

I close my eyes and focus on my breathing. I am sitting cross-legged on my bed, leaning on some pillows against the headboard. I place my arms resting on my knees.

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Why I Started Meditating, Part 1

Why did I start meditating? To answer this question, I will first talk a little bit about my background. I am extremely fortunate to have grown up with two supportive parents and a loving family. Not everyone has that type of living environment, so I can say I am very lucky to have been raised under those circumstances.

Ever since I was in elementary school, my future was laid out for me: study, do well in high school, go to a good college and get a degree in a discipline that makes a lot of money. My parents drilled it into my head ever since I was little. So, that’s exactly what happened—I graduated with honors in high school, got my degree after going to university and landed a job within months of walking the aisle in my cap and gown. Unfortunately, cohorts of my generation were unable to find a job in their field because of the recessive economy at the time. It sucked seeing close friends having to move halfway across the country just to be working in the career they spent four-plus years studying for.

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