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Hello, I am new to these forums as you can see.
I have a question regarding sitting meditation.
I find myself unable to do it. It seems unnatural to me - I do not want to do it.
All of the gains I have made during my life in regards to my goal of attaining enlightenment have come unforced. They did result from a desire for certain things (such as an understanding of the truth) - but they did not have to be forced. There was great effort involved but it was always what seemed right to me.
As of now I would rather walk or lay down(and eventually fall asleep) than sit. And I currently do both, at times.
However I understand that great gains could be made if I brought myself to sit.
Should I attempt to force myself to do so? I do realize that believing I must "force" myself is just an illusion - but nevertheless it still obstructs me.