If you think of meditation as having to sit still, legs aching and your mind working to bat unwelcome thoughts out of the air with a mind-clearing, invisible racket, think again. Meditation takes on many forms, the trick is in finding what kind of meditation works for you.
Meditation’s main objective is to find a peaceful center and to live in it, wallow around in it — to go in deep inside yourself or to open yourself up so widely that you embrace all creation in love.
I can find peace in meditation while sitting still, gazing at a candle, and allowing myself to soften into the moment. I can also find peace in meditation while standing in the river, casting my line into the waters and feeling the bump bump bump of the downstream drift. There are a thousand ways in between the still silence and the active centering of meditation. Go, find yours.
Why? It’s good for you. (And it’s good for those around you!)1