A meditation practice is very practical: it shapes how we work and play, how we relate to friends and family, and what we think about ourselves.
How does this happen? During each meditative moment, we make the choice to let go of the mind’s busyness and settle into being right here, right now.
It isn’t easy to be aware that there is such a choice, let alone to make it. This means that we need to patient and if possible, find a good teacher.
Once established in a daily practice, however, we find that our emotions aren’t as loud and bossy as they usually are. We also find that we can work with and even tame the busy mind. The result is that our feelings and thoughts become well-defined and life settles down.
I urge you to stay with this practice. It leads to a well-balanced life.