Why Should I Meditate?

Many people think that meditation is about stopping your thoughts and trying to ‘think nothing.’

Nothing could be further from the truth.  Meditation is the ability to witness without action that which is true about your inner experience.  It is about allowing the thoughts and feelings that are churning to be as they are- churn and all.  Meditation does not ask us to change what we are thinking or remove what we are thinking and replace it with nothing.  It is not possible to stop thinking or feeling.  Meditation will not make you a ‘good’ person and it may even open up an undercurrent of pain and sorrow you’ve been keeping at bay for years.  So why on Earth would I want to meditate?