Because it’s better than watching another episode of House Hunters International.
Because even three seconds of stillness is better than no seconds of stillness.
Because sitting down to meditate sets the intention – and intention is everything.
Because little by little, your concentration will improve.
Because you feel incredible after.
Because you probably don’t suck at it.
Because science (and Buddha) says it’s good for you.
Because it’s important to be alone for a little while each day.
Because there is a great relief in stopping the deluge of thoughts, or at least realizing they are just thoughts – repetitive, unhelpful thoughts – and not the real you.
Because you’ll find that when you meditate, mindfulness creeps into the rest of your life. You will remember to breathe deeply and be in the moment as you are moving through your day. I believe that is the whole purpose of life – to wake up and be truly present for it.
Because once in a while you can hear that little voice deep inside you, the one that tells you the truth about everything and guides you in the right direction. But you have to be very quiet to hear it.
Because it’s like brushing your teeth. It might not be fun or sexy but it’s going to make the rest of your life, and the lives of those around you, much better.
So for all those reasons and a million more, I’ll be meditating today.