Signs of Progress in Meditation
How can you tell if you’re making progress in meditation?
There won’t be a 6-pack in the mirror or an easily-measurable biofeedback marker, so how should you go about measuring your progress in meditation?
Here are a few signs of a “fit mind,” which are often subtle and require close observation:
More introspective awareness of what’s going on in your mind throughout the day
The ability to focus on tasks like reading and listening to others more easily
More of the day immersed in the present moment, in Being Mode
Less worrying about imagined future catastrophes with your Virtual Simulator
Taking things less personally as your Egoic persona shrinks
Less time spent angry at others and/or circumstances
The ability to resist unhealthy cravings
One of the great difficulties in meditation is that the results take careful observation. Although the benefits you're receiving are profound, they are not immediately obvious until you've been practicing for some time. That causes many individuals to become discouraged and think they aren't making progress when, in fact, they are. Push forward - the journey is well worth it!
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