If you Google the benefits of Meditation you will find a lot of information that, in sum, describe a daily meditation practice as a way to stay healthy, avoid multiple diseases, become happier and improve your performance in any task. Sounds pretty good, so why don't more of us do it? Because we think it's hard, and no fun--not the best motivator for most people.
A student just recently shared an "aha" moment with me. She tried approaching meditation as a chance to simply spend a few moments with herself. This gentle attitude guided her now, whereas before she was trying too hard for a profound experience, ultimately feeling like a failure. I thought about this and wondered more about how to make meditation more appealing.
What if we looked at meditation like it was a puppy?
First and foremost we can't help but love this adorable creature. Could we look at ourselves and our meditation practice with this kind of easy adoration? Maybe.