I am making it to the meditation class I started 2-3 times a month. I’d like to be more consistent as the regularity of the class is a big help in keeping the lessons and mindset going in my daily life. At best, I manage to sneak away to meditate outside of class for 30 minutes. At worst, I go all week without meditating, so I have a ways to go before I’ve made this a daily practice.
I think the favorite thing I’ve learned so far involves some meditations that help curb judging others. Our minds are automatic classifiers. Sometimes I can’t seem to make mine stop from making the most trivial of judgments about people. Thinking of everyone as a buddha just short circuits my judging mind and I love that. It has also been helpful that the meditation series we are doing right now is all about developing confidence and overcoming obstacles – a great theme for novice meditators.