When I sit to meditate, I sink into the reality that in that moment, nothing really matters.

I simply am.

And as I stand up, I have the choice to decide what still matters to me from there on.

This isn’t nihilism or some depressing exercise in existentialism.

It’s an exercise in caring less about what doesn’t matter (most things don’t matter) so I can care more about the things that do (a few things matter very much).

And when we refine our focus, we have more bandwidth to cope with the important things in our lives.