That’s the lovely thing about self-reflection, therapy, “working on ourselves,” deepening our self-awareness—they all help us tune our instrument and learn how to better play it. But the mind is also inherently limited, and even the most self-aware person can get caught in over-analyzing and sense-making.
Sometimes there just simply isn’t an answer to find. No clear path through our problems. No response waiting after the echo of our greatest Whys. But at least we can be free by just being mindfully aware of it all. No matter how busy the mind is, meditation is an opportunity to be neutral observers of life and all its mysteries and challenges and joys and chaos by simply being present and witnessing the in-out flow of the breath.
We can be still, right in the center of all of it.