A couple of weeks ago I hit the milestone of two consecutive years of daily meditation. I look back at myself two years ago and I can honestly say that I am a better person, and I’ve got my daily practice to thank for that.
I’ve gone through a lot in the past two years. Four different jobs, two moves, and one divorce. Through it all I have been able to use my practice as a small piece of solid ground in a tumultuous life. Returning to the breath over and over again has given me a sense of peace and equanimity that I wouldn’t have otherwise.
I may be no closer to stream-entry than I was two years ago, but I don’t meditate to achieve a goal, I meditate for the sake of meditating.