seated meditation is something I didn’t formally learn until I was 19, and it still took me exploring multiple lineages/practices until I found something that resonated when I was 27. the last 5 years it has been a non negotiable part of my life.
for the first few years of daily practice i still found myself using seated meditation as an escape from my brain, body & my life circumstances. it was when I began doing deep embodiment work to resolve trauma that my meditation practice became about anchoring within & reconnecting to my self.
we can use anything, any practice, any habit, any substance or relationship, as an escape & distraction or as a tool to get present & connected. it is what we bring to the practice & how we relate to it.