When did you start meditating? & Why? ...
I first learned of meditation when I was ten years old. My eldest brother taught me a certain kind of meditation technique. I didn’t really understand it but I thought it was cool.
I didn’t take up meditation as a regular practice until my freshman year of college. I just felt as though something was wrong. Things didn’t add up, the world wasn’t what people were claiming it was, and I wanted to find out the truth.
My father had died less than two years before then and everything I knew seemed to be turned upside down. I didn’t want answers, I wanted insight.
That passion led me from person to person, guru to guru, until I started having certain experiences. Then I knew I was onto something.
At first, I started clinging to and seeking more of those experiences. Over time, I realized that what I sought wasn’t a transitory experience but rather the endless and timeless peace of self-realization.
When that became clear, I knew I wouldn’t stop for the rest of my life. So long as I have breath in this body, I will puzzle over existence until the reality of truth reveals itself as self-evident.