This month marks one year since I’ve started meditating on a regular basis.  From something that started as a 10 minute a day practice whenever I felt like squeezing it in, it’s become one of my favorite daily activities.  That half-hour in the morning when I’m trying to cultivate something (typically mettā) somehow positively changes the entirety of how I approach my day, regardless of how that half an hour goes.

While there are many things it has taught me, and still is, here are some of the benefits I’ve gotten from it:

  • I can has patience, even as a person with ADD.
  • I don’t have to take everything that happens to me personally as most of the time, a person’s reaction has nothing to do with me and everything to do with where their head is at.
  • I can tell myself “I love you” and mean it without reservation and understanding that I don’t have to be perfect to be loved, even by others.
  • My expectations and perceptions are most often the cause of my suffering.
  • Changing how I relate to things can make situations that seem undesirable  into neutral or even pleasant experiences.
  • That my emotional states don’t have to influence my overall sense of well-being
  • I can forgive a person without forgiving their actions.


Many thanks to my friends in Profound Existence for their understanding, support and love for helping another lost soul onto this path.  Without you all, I probably wouldn’t still be on this path and so stoked to keep with it!