was going to write about living a balanced lifestyle and how an active YA life
can be beneficial for meditation. However, currently I am not leading a very
balanced life and as a result my practice has been suffering. I have been
working too much, not dropping work at the end of the day, doing too many
things, and staying up too late. As a result, I have been having a hard time
getting up early enough to meditate before work, and not meditating every day
as I strive to. So, instead of writing about how a balanced lifestyle can
benefit meditation, which I have experienced and know to be true, I will write
about how I get re-inspired and reinvigorate my practice – thus getting back to
a balanced, active lifestyle that is integrated with the eight-point program.
The number one way for me to get a boost of enthusiasm and deepen my commitment and practice is to attend a BMCM YA retreat. There are lots of strategies that I use to help refresh and renew my practice, but when I’m having a particularly tough time, like right now, there is nothing like attending a retreat. There is nothing as effective as spending time with other YAs who are also striving to meditate regularly and follow Eknath Easwaran’s eight-point program in the midst of our multi-tasking, faster-the-better, technology-soaked culture.