Today I finally managed a 10 minute meditation. My head was still cluttered and I found it difficult to concentrate, but I did it. I started seeing it in the way books describe it- your brain is like a muscle that needs to be worked out through meditation, and the more you train it the better it becomes.
Today was different than usual in that I used it to come to some conclusions, and discover my true feelings. Of course 10 minutes is not nearly long enough to come to any deep life decisions (for me anyway), but I did come to one answer, and came to understand a little more of my emotions.
Finding my own happiness is key, not just for my personal development, but more so that I can pass it on to others.
I observed that answer, and I think it’s a truth I needed to find- a small step to help me continue my days- what better reason to be happy than to further the happiness of all the other beings around you? Through my own happiness, be more open to positive encounters with everything around me and I can make the world a better place.
Just to expand on that, happiness is not necessarily the ultimate goal. If I am happy, there are fewer things clouding my brain stopping me from having a love for all things. If I can be happy and project that love, I can (and in turn others can) find the deepest connection between myself and everything around me.