“I meditate because it makes me feel less crowded. Spaciousness was one of the fist things I remember feeling after I learned to meditate. It was the first time I purposefully created a gap in my thoughts. Our brains job is to think. But sometimes things are racing around way too much in there. And you can’t turn it off. Before I learned to meditate, I don’t think I realized I could control my thoughts and not the other way around. I think it was the first time I questioned the validity of some of my thoughts, and didn’t just take them all to be simply the way it was.

Just the act of making that time for myself, fifteen minutes in the morning or half an hour in the evening, makes my day feel less crowded, and my mind too.”


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