Hi. I did it on purpose. Did you even notice the absence of a post yesterday? If you did, did you meditate anyway?
I did that because the path of meditation is the path of personal freedom. If you are interested in learning to meditate, and following this blog, then you are surely interested in the self-discipline required to make meditation a habit.
The most valuable lesson that any teacher can give any student is this: you can do it on your own.
I often muse that our upbringing somehow instills in us the perception that discipline is the heavy hand of an authority figure, and something external to us. When we cease to believe this nonsense and realise that discipline is the purest form of self-love, then we start the real work (ahem).
You see, unless you yourself motivate yourself to change, you will internally resist change. So, your results will be skewed or nil.
I have lost track of the number of people who say “I did yoga for a couple of years…” I mean, a couple of years maybe doing two group classes a week? Puh-leese. If you wanted to learn a language and did it like that, you’d probably get as far as asking what time the train leaves, but never would you be able to read an engineering manual about locomotive mechanics.
Therefore, today’s lesson is:
Day 6 & 7
Meditate on your own time, using your own free will, for as long as you want or can, wherever and whenever it suits you.