It’s funny how the role of spirituality in my life keeps changing. I started meditating to change my behaviour , with success. Then I continued because I thought it was a path to happiness (liberation) , circumventing the need to deal with personal stuff. Then I figured it is a path to a state where one can feel content regardless of external conditions. Right now I feel it is a path to strength , because I’m not really more happy than before I started this, but I am much stronger mentally and emotionally. It seems though that as I get stronger, the lessons get more intense and the strength keeps getting challenged again and again.
The latest lesson learned :
Stay in the Witness seat , observe emotions arise and go. Don’t get drawn in to them or the thoughts that come with them. This applies to all emotions, negative and positive.