I love my meditations!
They are such a sweet place and I look forward to them. I found it hard to describe why they seemed so sweet until I read this piece by Pema Chodron (my emphases):
“When we start to meditate or to work with any kind of spiritual discipline,we often think that somehow we’re going to improve, which is a subtle aggression against who we really are. It’s a bit like saying, “If I jog I’ll be a much better person.” “If I had a nicer house I’d be a better person.” “If I could meditate and calm down I’d be a better person.” Or the scenario may be that we find fault with others. We might say, “If it weren’t for my husband I’d have a perfect marriage.” “If it weren’t for the fact that my boss and I can’t get on, my job would be just great.” And, “If it weren’t for my mind, my meditation would be just excellent.”
But loving-kindness towards ourselves doesn’t mean getting rid of anything. Loving kindness means that we can still be crazy, we can still be angry. We can still be timid or jealous or full of feelings of unworthiness. Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.” (from Comfortable With Uncertainty by Pema Chodron).
I love the idea of befriending who we are – and our inner being is that perpetual friend, the one who loves you unconditionally whatever one does, never judges, is always there for you, delivers healing when needed, and insight too.
So meditation is like sitting down with a cosmic lover, to experience complete union and oneness, and sometimes that will happen in a big way, and sometimes in just a little way, but by meditating you are reaching out to that oneness.