Meditation / by Shaun Ventulan

Cold fingers, wet shoes, scrapes on my knees and hands. I made across the lake. The traverse was intense, but I made it. 

I sat on a slab of rock, laid my pack, and took a deep breath. I spent quite sometime reflecting about myself and how I am as a person. I've always strived for self-improvement, but sometimes, you just miss a few things. I was upset with myself knowing I've become impatient and prideful. Ego, and the lack of understanding has controlled me. I felt shame. 

My time alone allowed me to deeply think of my situation, dilemmas, and solutions. All my experiences now, as well as issues, will mold me into a better person. I feel as if I have a better understanding on what I need to work on. My attachment to the idea of freedom, has chained me. Knowing this, I will strive to become a better version of me.