I was in an emotionally abusive relationship. It took me two years to get out. By the time I did, I was a shell of who I used to be. I had cut off all contact with my family and friends. I was convinced I was the ugliest and most useless person on the planet. I thought I was so useless that I couldn’t even boil pasta right.
We have to come to terms with the ugly truth. The majority of us are pretty awful at comforting one another. This isn’t because we don’t care for others’ well-being. It’s because most of us simply don’t know how to effectively comfort others.
What if you could physically see the change that meditation brings? Today this is a genuine possibility. Because a short while ago a Harvard scientist documented the physical change that meditation causes in the human brain.
When starting a meditation practice, one of the biggest questions that come to mind is regarding duration. Meditation is totally an individual journey and it might take different durations for everybody to find the desired level of focus or to start the correct process for themselves.