I was thinking about it today and I realized that I have been meditating for 8 months now. I have been meditating for 8 months straight through, without any breaks, 3-5 days a week, 30 minutes each, for eight months.
Wow! I can’t believe it. I am actually a wee bit impressed with myself right now. Of course, this is just the beginning, but just by meditating every day, I feel like I have changed my life, my outlook, and my spirit.
I feel like a changed person and I have a changed life. I have so much more in my life than I did eight months ago. I am in a satisfied relationship that I wasn’t eight months ago, I have made great strides towards melting down my debt, I have gotten really, really fit and am improving my yoga practice all the time, and I have met an amazing group of positive, unique friends.
But it isn’t just the outward changes that I look towards. I am looking inwards, and I do not see cobwebs and dark corners with shadows lurking around in my mind anymore. I see bright light, clean spaces, and I see happiness. In all of its shapes and forms. Sometimes I am ecstatically happy, sometimes I am just content, sometimes I am happy to be alive, sometimes I am cruising.
There are myriad other changes that I am sure I am not even aware of, but are there just the same.
Maybe I should ask the people who are around me about it.
How long has your meditation practice been going on for? How has it affected you?