The simple answer is yes.
Am I doing it right? This is the number one question that people who are new to meditation ask. And the answer is yes.
When starting out with something like meditation, we have all sorts of expectations of what it should be like. For example, it’s common to think that somehow just by starting meditation, our mind, this thing crammed full of seemingly non-stop thoughts, bouncing around from this emotion to that emotion, will magically transform into the mind of a Zen master, quiet and calm, perfectly still like the ocean on a windless day. Sound familiar at all?
Results such as epic levels of calm and wisdom and kindness will come in time, but the key to doing it right is doing it at all. Finding time and the opportunity to practice at all is perhaps the hardest thing. Like many styles of training, the process of meditation is much more important than the result. So if you manage to do some meditation then you are doing it right. Yes, you will get better at it as things go on, but that is how all types of training works.
Ultimately it’s not for buddhify or any other outside party to tell you whether you are doing it right. The person who will best know if you’re doing it right is you. And you’ll know because you’re making progress, you’re learning, and you’re having fun. So trust yourself. You’re reading this. You’re doing it right. You’ve got this.
Here are some words of encouragement from a few of the teachers you’ll find in buddhify:
Emily Horn | buddhify teacher
Rohan Gunatillake | creator of buddhify
Lucinda Poole | buddhify teacher