Why Meditate Now and Always
If you are at the top of a hill and roll a ball down the hill,
when it reaches the bottom, it is understandable why the
ball now is on the ground and not still up the hill. The "cause"
is realized as to the actions that preceded the end result.
Similarly, when we are feeling grouchy, angry, sad, and
so on, if we look within, we can see the circumstances
that caused these negative feelings. And as soon as we have
realized the cause, we are no longer blindly trapped in its spider
web of suffering. We then have the potential of cleanly and
clearly being outside our identification with the negativity.
Mindfulness brings this web-shattering option to our lives
very well. So, it is suggested that when not sitting in
"formal" meditation, that you continue being awake to
the events of your life as they take place, and if you do not simply remain
in silent awareness, analyze the cause of your present presence.
As Kir Li Molari once said, "Once you realize you have been banging
your head against a wall, you can stop. And this will surely end the headache."