Until now, everything you’ve been doing in your life has been happening through your mind. Even when you wanted to look at things from your heart, love or admire things just for what they are, your mind has always interfered.
“Love is dangerous. Something’s not right here. What is the use of this compassion? Remember getting hurt?” This is the conversation of the mind, and this is how it interferes with and blocks your pure perception of life.
In many ways, the mind is nothing but a collection of all your fears. All that you don’t want to experience and relive is hidden in your mind. If you have a negative emotion, what do you do with it? You stuff it away in your mind. There is simply no other place to put it.
Meditation is a difficult journey because you have to pass through your entire life’s mess and re-look at it from a new perspective. You have to pass through all the unnecessary noise you have stored in your mind.
You might think that you have hidden away your negative emotions successfully, but negative emotions can never be hidden inside forever; they will always come out as soon as the opportunity arises.
Throughout your life, you have been hiding all kinds of desires, emotions and experiences. Without your knowledge, your mind has become a dumping ground for your unresolved emotions.
When you sit quiet and try to watch your mind for the first time, you will be disturbed. You will realize how difficult it is to sit quiet and do nothing, even for a few minutes. There are too many thoughts, fears and emotions to deal with. This is why meditation is such an important necessity of life. Meditation is necessary because your mind has become too noisy.