For me I began meditating when my anxiety started showing its ugly face in my life again. Pharmaceutical drugs are not for me (not knocking them as they help some) just not for myself, so I decided to face this f*cking awful feeling inside me and shine a light on it. In my previous chapters of my life I used recreational drugs and alcohol and blanked out any crappy feelings I had. Not now, I have children and that just isn’t an option. I want to be the best mum I can be and I cant do that if I let anxiety get the better of me. So in brief that Is why I discovered meditation.
Was it easy?? Did it miraculously cure my anxiety? Hell no.. It made it worse…by shining the light on to the problem, becoming aware of it, made me have to face it and that’s when I started really looking into the mind and how it works. Meditation is part of my life and I use it daily, I feel more calm in my mind. Do I still feel anxiety..YES..Can I deal with it, yes. I now have tools I can use and I understand how the mind works so I can use this to my advantage.
So please do not give up on meditation as it will get easier and free’s up so much headspace which in turn gives you more energy and you will find you can handle situations in your life so much better.