I got a question:
“Why should I meditate everyday?”
Good question, thanks for asking.
You should meditate everyday because, if you don’t, you will suck at meditation. It’s a skill that takes practice. It’s not something you do once and then you’re done. You must spend many hours on it.
Let’s make it concrete.
There’s a blog article by Ben Fishel titled “A Ph.D. in Happiness: What 10,000 Hours of Meditation Actually Does to Your Brain.” You can look it up on Google and read what he says.
He breaks down what might happen after a certain number of hours. For example:
After 100 hours of meditation, you can expect “less stress and anxiety, improved immune system and energy”.
After 1,000 hours of meditation, you can expect “almost superhuman focus compared to coworkers, increased capacity to experience love”.
After 5,000 hours of meditation, you can expect “much of your ego will dissolve, much more control over automatic reactions, boredom won’t occur”.
His words, not mine.
My words are:
I don’t care if you meditate everyday, or if you get your 10,000 hours in all at once and then quit forever.
But, the clock is ticking.