I recently did the math on how long it would take to reach 10,000 hours of meditation. Previously, I was meditating 10-minutes per day; that requires six sessions for an hour of meditation. It would require 60,000 sessions, at ten minutes per session, to reach 10,000 hours! For those of you who are quick with math, you’ve already figured out that it would take 164 years to reach 10,000 hours.
What about an hour per day?
Twenty-seven years. I will be fifty-eight years old before hitting 10,000 hours of meditation.
It seems as though multi-day-retreats (even if it is a retreat at home) is the best way to bring that number down!
A ten-day retreat would result in, roughly, 180-hours of meditation. Add that to the 355 hours from “an hour per day,” and you end up reaching 10,000 hours in 18-years, nearly a ten-year difference!
Ultimately, as long as an individual engages their trade for an hour per day, they are most likely capable of reaching 10,000 hours in their lifetime.
*Note – I recently heard that mastery of a task/whatever is 10,000 iterations of the task, not merely hours. It could then be possible to reach 10,000 interactions using multiple five to 10-minute meditation intervals each day. Personally, I’ve noticed the most significant benefits from meditation doing thirty to sixty-minute meditation sessions.
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