Over the past 5 to 6 weeks I’ve been experiencing a meditation plateau. Similar to physical exercise 💪🏻 or studying 👨🏻💻. T
he law of diminishing returns also applies to mental workouts like meditation. (If you just want the answer without any context, scroll to the bottom)
I understand what’s happening, but it’s kinda fucked up how strong your mind can be in pulling you back into the pain body. 🙅🏻♂️ To fix this. I focused on self-reflection. Why did I start? Why Continue? Why is my mind doing this? What makes me complex?
I found that after an extremely challenging time… followed by months of exponential personal growth… I’ve finally hit a plateau. The effectiveness of the mental exercises that had previously lifted me up, has now become stagnant.
Like a chore (Or what I thought was a chore). My unconscious mind was telling my physical body that the meditation, workouts, gratitude, humbleness, thankfulness etc. are now ineffective and shouldn’t be practice.
If you think about this at a fundamental level, it seems like pure insanity!
Why would I choose pain over happiness?
Why would I choose self-doubt over self-esteem?
Why would I choose the ego over humbleness?
Why would I choose negatives over positives?
Why would my mind pull me down, exchange personal positives for selfish interests, and tell me positive new habits are now superfluous?
It could be the 26+ years of pleasure seeking, environmental conditioning and poor mental habits… My mind is trying to get back to a safe and comfortable place. I get it. Back to the pain body… That place just happens to be miserable and not for me.
Answer: Self-Reflect. Be uncomfortable to the Max. Challenge yourself motherfucker.
Guard your mind. Sometimes it needs to be told to “Fuck Off” 😏
learn or die.