I met with two women over tea today, where we discussed our hopes and dreams for sharing mindfulness. I left renewed, excited to continue on this journey of self exploration, as well as introducing this practice to others.
I need to explore alongside others to continue onward. I frequently participate in online discussions about practice. I attend a weekly sit, where we practice together and reflect on life. I do this because I want to keep my practice alive, fresh, and invigorated. I need accountability, support, and love.
This inner exploration stuff can be tricky business. It is hard to commit to a daily practice. It is hard to remember to come back to the present. Sometimes what we notice can be uncomfortable, or confusing, or difficult. We need support to explore what can come up. Mindfulness was meant to be practiced in community.
So don’t go it alone. Find people with whom you can practice, explore the trappings of the mind, and celebrate the good.