Day 48: One Year Meditation Update

I have been meditating for about fifteen years now, and I really found my groove about a year ago.

It’s been a year since I last went on a ten-day vipassana retreat, a year since I started meditating for two hours per day, a year since I stopped shaving.

So much has changed in my life over the past year. My goals have changed, my lifestyle has changed, and my relationships have changed. Everything has become clearer, healthier, and more satisfying.

I’ve spent over 700 hours during the past year getting to know this practice, and myself, much more deeply, spending time with it every twelve hours. Tomorrow I’m going again. This will be my third meditation retreat in this style. Now I get to dive deeply into it for 110 hours packed into ten days.

It feels like I’m going to see an old friend. I feel excited about it. I’m looking forward to reveling in my newly-developed patience, and comfort with just being with myself. I’m looking forward to discovering more things about myself, about life, about suffering, and about reality.

I look forward to seeing you, more clearly, on the other side.