Why We Meditate

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We don’t meditate to become perfect,
we meditate to just be.
What would life be like
if we could sit in such a space
for a little longer?
Where there is nothing to fix,
nothing to change,
to organize,
or to plan,
where there is nothing to prove
and nowhere else to be–
what would life be like
if we could hold such awareness
for just a little longer?
It is possible.
Maybe today our focus lasts for four seconds.
That’s fine.
This is  a start.
Gradually, over time,
our focus might lengthen,
and rising from our cushion,
we might bring this awareness with us
into our day.
Imagine…
the light of your being
illuminating those with whom
you share your daily life.
The inner peace
you found in stillness
stays with you and
brings peace to everyone around you.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves…
there is nothing to be accomplished here,
nothing to be checked off our list,
no one to save, no one to fix.
We don’t meditate to become perfect,
we meditate to just be.

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