A meditation practice should have a revelatory feature that demonstrates off the cushion most of the time.
- Because of a focus on the flow of the breath, for example, one begins to experience the push and struggle of when “things” are not flowing.
- Because of attention on attention: can one maintain it, does attention wander randomly, where do thoughts come from anyway?; one begins to watch how easily one is distracted, entangled, and goes down a rabbit hole of thought, projection, emotion, or repeated behaviors.
- Due to giving one’s self the gift of simply sitting quiet somewhere or slowly walking in Nature, one notices how gentle peace can feel and how contented one is naturally.
Meditation never stops giving. It is a fountain of benefits, insights, and opportunities to transform patterns lived for who knows how long. How wonderful!