In continuation of my series to provide answers to the common questions, this post taks about meditation and the changes (or lack of) that ensue. I have seen this question being repeated by many as people try to understand whether or not what they are doing is working. Such is a need of instant validation that we often lack the wisdom of trusting the process. During this post, I thought to provide the question that was asked and my response to that. I hope this will be helpful for people in similar dilemma.
I have been meditating for 15-20 mins every day, at the same time, in the same place, for a month. Despite this, I still feel like during meditation, my mind is racing all over the place, my body hurts, I get sleepy, etc. Also, in my daily life, I still react to stress exactly as I did before starting meditation. What am I missing? This isn’t working.
First of all, congratulations on your journey and building some continuity. May I ask how do you meditate?
You say you are meditating for a month but you do not witness any change. Kindly allow me to share what I have received from my spiritual practices. Awareness and/or realization is not a matter of time. Time is just a construct or metric we as humans use. Isn't time different in different realms? and what is time for something that doesn't begin or end? Awareness and or realization depends on the breakthrough (for lack of any other expression or my command over the language). Awareness comes with the ability to observe and by being in alignment with the universal energy (let's say your true form). In other words, awareness depends on our ability to connect.