When I first heard of meditation, I had visions of noble looking monks dressed in all white with their bald heads bowed in the reverence of silence.
It’s the silence part that terrified me. Why? Because my brain is a loud place that takes advantage of any moments of silence to bring up past mistakes, current worries, and future potential problems. It’s extremely annoying and made falling asleep at night a tremendous process.
Because I know that my brain is hella yappy, I figured silence just wasn’t my gig. To me, it sounded as impossible as dancing rainbow unicorns in the clouds… it sounds fun, but it’s probably made up.
Nonetheless, I consider myself fearless in the face of challenges so I thought why not give it a try. Here’s what I learned.