Yesterday when I posted about mindfulness wellbeing, many of my friends on WeChat responded, and even thanked me for sharing. So I thought I’d start a stream of posts sharing my own experience with mindfulness and meditation.
I started to meditate as a part of my morning yoga practice around 9 years ago, while I was doing a part time masters degree while working full time as a school teacher. The work became stressful, so I started getting up an hour earlier to practice the art of clearing the mind, and waking the body. The results I reaped was instant, and positive. I started feeling rejuvenated and more alive in the day. I never again felt restless and needed less sleep. What’s best was, my mind stopped wandering to negative thoughts.
After a while, I stopped.
Of course, my body and mind slowly wandered back to its original state. Until quite recently. I started becoming aware of feeling anxious about many things, and the body reacted to it too. I developed eczema, insomnia, and started to not feel as beautiful and confident as I usually do.