The biggest thing it has given me is that most of the time I can turn off most thought pretty easily. The peace and quiet is nice, and it helps me think better when I actually need to. The brain is part muscle just like any other body part. It took me about 2 years of regular meditation to really hone it down. I practiced Calm Abiding (Samatha) type meditation. I haven't meditated in a long time but I've thankfully retained this ability.
I can’t wait till my house isn’t in a state of mess due to our current renovations. When we are all set up I’m going to treat myself to some beautiful artwork by some of my fav artists, and Johanna is one of them! . 📷 credits to @blousesandhouses