[Jan 2013] Why do I Meditate?

Kabat-Zinn writes this in this book: try asking yourself why you meditate! Don’t believe your first answers. Just write a list of whatever comes to mind. Continue asking yourself. Make a list of what is really important to you. Ask yourself: what is my vision and my map for where I am and where I am going? Does this vision reflect my true values and intentions? Am I remembering to embody those values? Do I practice my intentions?

So, I asked myself, and contemplated this question quite a lot. Why do I meditate?

Because I don’t want to miss the best moments of my life.

Because I want to live a full life, as much as possible.

Because I want to be present in my life, and in the life of others.

Because I want to be happy and satisfied.

Because I want to be healthy, both physically and emotionally.

Because I don’t want to die in a heart attack or in cancer at the age of fourty.

Because I want to see my children and my grandchildren grow.

Because I don’t want to sacrifice myself and my life for nobody and nothing.

Because I want to be sane in an insane world.

Because I want to be good to myself, as much as I can.

Because I want to be good to others, as much as I can.

Because I want to love myself and those who are close to me.

Because I want to love those who are not that close to me as well.

Because I want to accept myself, and I want to accept others.

Because I want to enjoy life, as much as I can.

Because I want to possess all my abilities and possibilities.

Because I want to fulfill whatever God gave me opportunity to fulfill.

Because I want to give to myself, to others, and to the world, as much as I have.

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