Nowadays, it doesn’t take much for me to sit and meditate. Once I decide I want to, I go and do it. It wasn’t always like that. When I first started meditating, it took a lot for me to decide on a time and actually follow through with it. Being able to sit for more than just a few minutes at a time was another problem I faced.
Part 3 of the Why Do I Meditate Series.
I’ve talked in the past about why I started meditating. Here is Part 1 and Part 2 of the Why Do I Meditate Series. There is another reason why I started meditating, and after all this time, I had actually forgotten about this particular reason. It wasn’t until I read This wanderer’s comment that I remembered.
I have finally gotten past the tumultuous roadblock. I have been meditating almost daily, doing my best to be in a state of mindfulness. Thanks to some of the comments from my previous blog posts, I am getting helpful reminders and tips on how to improve my meditative life.
Lately, I have been trying to expand my meditative state of mind into my daily life.
“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.
After I meditate, I get in a positive mindset. I am working on bringing that positive mindset to my daily life even when I am not sitting in a meditation session.
Lately, I have been doing a lot of reading on meditative walking, something I believe I can incorporate into my life. On weekdays, sometimes I am unable to wake up early enough to meditate in the morning before work, so having a meditative walking session during the day would be a good alternate. I usually take a walk during my breaks anyway, but I always have my headphones in and listen to music. Today, I decided to take out the headphones and do my first meditative walking session.
Just as I was making significant progress in my meditation journey, I hit a roadblock. I was meditating consistently, getting good sessions in, seeing improvements in my life, and it all came crashing down.
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.