I did the Sharon Salzberg meditation challenge a few years ago. It was nice – I was just starting to get into meditation. I had no idea how powerful it could be and I continue a meditation practice. It is definitely a practice because it is never perfect and ebbs and flows, much like my life.
Self loathing and pity. I’ve worked hard to quiet this voice but it is still there. It is felt everywhere. The pain of skateboarding and pushing myself physically pacifies it. Meditation also allows me to minimize it. It is not the truth. That voice is a lie.