Why meditate? Meditation helps me to respond with elegance instead of react. Sitting regularly helps me see where I’m hosting tension in my body, and helps me feel more connected to myself as a bastion of love. It helps me be less afraid and more real. Meditation keeps me kind and patient with the folks around me, and brings me a far more relaxed internal state, which my body and mind need to stay well and whole. May we all feel the healing calm of our practice.