Relatively speaking, I am a meditation novice. I tried (and failed) incorporating this practice into earlier stages of my life, but it never really stuck until recently. Since attending a retreat in Sri Lanka a few weeks ago, I have started meditating at least once a day and sometimes up to three times per day. And, let me tell you, the outcomes have been surprising and incredibly encouraging. Here are my initial observations on how this practice has impacted my chronic depression and my life:
As I said, I am very new to this whole meditation thing, but I am excited by the promising effects I have already begun to experience as a result of being more mindful. Quieting the mind, especially a depressed or anxious one, can be a daunting feat but, in my experience, the benefits surely outweigh the investment.