Everything we do takes time, energy, and effort. Get out of bed: energy and effort at a particular time. Walk the dog: energy, effort, and time at least twice a day. Be with someone you love: energy of many kinds, effort in being present and not distracted, and time. Everything we do requires these three. Meditation does too.
Yet, because we give time, energy, and effort to the things mentioned above, we can receive from them. Get out of bed and create a day. Walk the dog and enjoy animal friendship, movement, and maybe a little Nature. Be with people you love and they give in ways obvious and less so. Meditation does all of these as well, even the Nature part.
Give time, energy, and effort into meditation. There is no other way to create a practice or experience the benefits that come from it. Meditation is a gift that gives in ways obvious and less so. Today we begin or renew our Practice.
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photograph: Meditation by cautionwetfloor on DeviantART (megarello photography)