I try to meditate daily, focusing mostly on breath. This resembles a mindfulness meditation if you want.
One thing this meditation is teaching me is to fail elegantly. To get up again.
You see, it’s really hard (at least for me) to stay focused on the meditation. My mind wanders frequently.
Every time it wonders, I pick it up and gently move it again onto focusing on my breath.
I constantly fail. I fail every single day.
This failure, though, is part of the work I need to do.
The failure is part of the journey.
To bear with it, to sustain failures and continue like nothing happened (but learning from it), is part of what allows me to improve, again and again.
It’s not easy, and there’s always the temptation to give up, to feel bored, to just surrender to the many feelings I have.
This doesn’t happen, though, and part of the reason is that I’ve accepted failure as part of the work I need to do.