One of the first lessons I share when I teach meditation is that you don’t meditate just for the sake of meditation, you meditate for what it brings into your life every other moment of your day. Even though the act of sitting quietly in meditation can be beautiful and calming, it can also be quite challenging at times. It is called a meditation practice because it requires just that, practice.
The real results happen over time. Similarly, you go the gym not necessarily for the experience itself but for the overall feeling of health & strength that exercising brings. The same happens with meditation, the more you practice cultivating presence, the more you bring presence to your day. And with presence comes a whole new way of being. One of which invites more ease, peace, and calm within.