Why I meditate: A poem

I meditate because I want to be calm.

I meditate because I want to be happy.

I meditate because the thoughts in my head get so loud, and it’s the only way I know to turn the volume down.

I meditate so I can breathe.

I meditate because people have hurt me, and I want to forgive them.

I meditate because I’ve hurt people, and I need to forgive myself.

I meditate to take time for myself in this busy world.

I meditate because taking proper care of yourself is the most selfless thing you can do.

I meditate because the mind is a fragile thing, and I want to take care of mine.

I meditate because I remember lying on the bathroom floor, crying, wishing I could be anywhere but in my head.

I meditate because I’ve felt darkness and I prefer light.

I meditate to be kind.

I meditate to let go of the feeling that I am not enough.

I meditate to know that I am. Always have been and always will.

I meditate because I love myself.

I meditate because I love others.

I meditate because I love you.

I meditate.