It has been a challenge to sit everyday—an emotional rollercoaster of drowsiness, anger, joy, and even some broken glass. But as I reflect on the last 28 days I realize how far I’ve come. I have a developed more patience toward myself and a deeper sense of awareness of the relationship between my body and mind. I have found teachings that support my daily practice, and I plan to return to them whenever I have difficulty getting on the cushion. I’ve managed to let go of the expectation that I will achieve something when I sit—I’m content to rest in the present, paying attention to the thoughts and emotions that arise from moment to moment.
If you joined us during the Meditation Month challenge, share your challenges, successes, and experiences with us. How do you plan to sustain your practice in the coming months? If you were not able to participate in Meditation Month, you can still download our Tricycle Teachings: Meditatione-book (free for supporting and sustaining members!) for useful practices, tips, and guided meditations from well-known Buddhist teachers.