We learn things like meditation. We learn them with all intentions of making them part of our life. We practice them as well for some time and then we quit.
Rather, we are somehow forced to quit!
We don’t want to quit, we wish to continue; yet we are not able to.
And a combination thereof
Plus, weaknesses of our own being!
Lack of personal resolve &
Most significantly, absence of an appropriate inspiration!
I present my case. I learned meditation first at the age of 19 from an instructor. (Transcendental Meditation) I did it for few years, though could never be regular. By 25 I had completely quit.
At 27 I met my teacher. Now I was introduced to a different technique. (Watching Thought Flow). At first I will be regular. But later when I separated geographically from my teacher, after a while I became irregular.
For many years thereafter, I had to struggle balancing my other responsibilities and finding time and mind to meditate.
Yet, because I always had a very strong inspiration in form of the light of my devout teacher, I never gave up on my fight. The more I kept failing, the more I kept coming back.
Today I see, after nearly 15 years, I reached a place very different from most others around me.
Most significantly, I found a place where I know there is absolute peace for sure.
Thus my message: Learn to meditate from a devout teacher and follow it every day.
If you need motivation ever anytime mid-way, visit this website and you shall always find something for that.
I write this with immense gratitude to my revered teacher Swami Amartayananda, who teaches through his life transforming methodology of SDM – Satsang, Disciplined Life, Meditation.