Buddha Teachings How to know your progress in Meditation
Anytime this thought crosses your mind that where do you stand in terms of your progress in your meditation practices?
In this following video Lord Siddarth Gautam Buddha explain how to know your progress in Meditation.
Meditation is a practice that involves focusing the mind on a specific object. It can be a powerful tool for cultivating mindfulness, reducing stress and anxiety, and improving overall well-being.
There are many different ways to measure progress in meditation such as reduction in anger, development in compassion, development in peace, etc.
Although as per Buddha the only benchmark is to check how much you progressed in equanimity.
Observations: Pay attention to your own observations and experiences during meditation. Do you find that you are able to focus more easily over time? Do you feel calmer and more centered after a meditation session?
Changes in daily life: do you find yourself reacting to stress in a more mindful way? Are you more present and aware of your daily activities?
It’s important to remember that meditation is a practice, and progress is not always linear. There will be ups and downs, and that’s okay. The most important thing is to be consistent and stay committed to your practice.