Welcome to your mind…

The day that you finally muster up the courage to meditate is the day that a long list of your shortcomings as a human becomes stapled to your forehead. You sit there awkwardly on the cold hardwood in your stretchy pants (because you assume that a hard, uncomfortable surface and unrestrictive pants are gonna get you that much closer to becoming a real mediator) gathering your courage as you resolve to sit - in silence, and without moving - for the next 5 minutes. No text messages. No IG cares to give. No nagging work assignments. Just you and your thoughts.

Dig a moat.

Moats protect castles. They are deep, full of water, teeming with crocodiles, and maybe the skulls of our enemies. Ok, maybe skip that last part about the skulls. The gist is that moats protect the people in the castle from whatever they need protection from... except from maybe flying things like dragons...