Meditation is a state of being. It is something that can only be understood through personal experience. Once you try to put into words the stages at which you are, it becomes complicated and blurry… and undefinable… ⚜ I love the Sanskrit terminology because I feel that in other languages we misinterpret what meditation really is… It cannot be taught, it must be lived. ⚜ ‘Dharana’, which is the first important stage of meditation, refers to our concentration on something specific; ‘Dhyana’ refers to the stage of mantaining that single-pointed focus for an amount of time; and ‘Samadhi’ would refer to the stage of pure stillness and bliss that is the actual meditation itself… ⚜ The only ‘trick’ to meditate is to show up, to be constant, even if it is 5 minutes every day, and to have patience and compassion for oneself. ⚜ Once you touch the tip of the vast experience of silence that resides in all of us, once you catch a glimpse of the infinity of nothingness and emptiness, then it won’t become an effort to sit and meditate; it will become the essence of your everyday; it will grant you the gift of seeing EVERY SINGLE action and moment as sacred. ⚜ That, for me, is the marvel of meditation. ⚜ The sacredness of the ordinary.