What is meditation teaching me?

Meditation – why are you in my life?  I asked you to join me and help me, to improve me, to take me and bring me to a better place.

Meditation – why are you in my life?  I asked you to teach me, to build me, to journey with me to a better life.

Meditation has joined with me and helps me, though a slow process for me, it is improving me.  Meditation is taking me to a quieter mind and bringing me back to be in the moment, at this time at this place; a better place.  Meditation is teaching me, though a slow process for me, to have additional patience, improved concentration and to have calmness during times of interruptions.

It is early morning and the exercising is over and now I meditate.  The room is dark and the windows with the blinds open; pass through faint light from the darkness that still encompasses this part of the world.  The sounds from beyond the walls out in the world of the early morning are faint and non-intruding.  The next 22 minutes and 25 seconds I sit in silence on the floor concentrating on the breath, posture and mind.

Sitting in this position and concentrating on the breath is teaching me patience.  There are times I am restless and want to move on the next activity of the morning routine.  The breath is back in focus and the mind again will concentrate on that which will calm it and improve the patience.  This mindfulness will continue to be available later in the day when the patience wants to be in short supply.  I am learning to find the patience in everything else that comes my way.  Do I always succeed, no – but I must have patience in learning patience.

Sitting in this position and concentrating on the breath is teaching me concentration.  Many times I am losing my concentration and the mind will wander. At times sitting the wandering takes place for what seems to be quite a while.  The breath is back in focus and the mind again will concentrate on the moment, in the present.  This mindfulness will continue to be available later in the day when the concentration is broken and once again starts to wander.  I am learning to find concentration in everything else that comes my way.  Do I always succeed, no – but I must concentrate on learning concentration.

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Sitting in this position, the interruptions come and go; physically and mentally, they come and go.  The breath is back in focus and the mind again will release the frustration of these interruptions and take me back to a better place.  This mindfulness will continue to be available later in the day when the interruptions occur.  I am learning when those interruptions occur, to have patience and to concentrate on that which is in the moment.  Do I always succeed, no – but I must not interrupt the interruption.

What is meditation teaching me?

42 thoughts on “What is meditation teaching me?

  1. I have been meditating at night in bed….I built a cement wall in my mind over 30 years ago….once I focus on the wall, and sometimes that isn’t possible, but it as helped me overcome some of my insomnia that plaques me….I find great peace when I am able to get my focus and still my crazy mind……thanks for sharing your meditating time with us…..kat

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  2. I am just beginning meditation. The therapist I see claims it will assist me when I have the surgery and I believe her. I’ve done a version of meditation to help with my insomnia and I’ve done visualizations for years. They help with the pain. The whole focusing on your breathing and being in the moment is new. Sitting absolutely still and focusing on breathing and keeping your mind blank is new. She directed me to this little meditation assist:

    but as I was looking for that one, I discovered these two as well:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZQ9GfmzR14 (positive energy)
    and
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoYnqvadurg (anxiety reducing)

    What is meditation and why is it in your life? Short answer (to me, who only offers opinion – I think only you know why you’ve begun this journey): because as you blogged recently, you don’t like that guy who is angry and ‘mean’. And meditation helps calm our beasts (inside) and subdue the rages – and in the future we’ll be able to do that calming automatically because we’ll have learned the steps and found the path through meditation.

    Great blog subject! And so timely! ❤

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  3. Great post. It makes me feel like I’m not alone in my quest for enlightenment through meditation. But I also feel that it teaches you to forgive yourself. One can be very hard on one self when they lose that concentration. It takes a lot to come back to ones breath and not be too hard on oneself.

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  4. Congrats on the constant meditation each day and for so long. Gosh, I desperately need to meditate, but do not have the patience, my brain just does not stop and I have to get moving !!! I am useless !!! LOL 🙂 Have a lovely day 🙂 x

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    • Oh you certainly are not useless! The meditation for me is still difficult at times – but I do see some progress, slow, but still it is progress. Thanks Lynne, rainy day here, but still lovely as well. 🙂

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  5. It was mandatory in my school to participate in a meditation session, every day. As a little girl, I used to find it annoying and boring, but, unknowingly, it has developed a habit in me. These days, I don’t meditate every day, but I try… time is a factor..really…
    I totally appreciate your efforts and persistence. Meditation has its own positive effects…you’ll develop them soon… 🙂

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  6. I could do with some meditation…
    Too bloody noisy here. 8am and the trades have all started cleaning up leaves and digging up holes outside my building.
    The rest of the time I am too tired to meditate because if I were to sit down and close my eyes, I would simply fall asleep…
    Rant over!!
    Pleased you are finding something that helps Terry, even if it is difficult to get into it but as they say, practice makes perfect!!

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    • You are welcome, I appreciate you reading and commenting today. And thank you very much for following my blog. I will certainly take time to visit yours as well. Hope your day is a happy one! 🙂

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