Question: “I go through phases with my spirituality. I’ll meditate regularly for a few weeks, then I’ll stop for like a month. And repeat. How can i get myself to be really committed to my practice and not stop and start so much?”
No one or anything can make you more or less of a committed meditator. To be a serious meditation practitioner, it require a diligent and disciplined practice. However, a “serious practitioner” doesn’t mean you have to spend an hour or more everyday meditating. All it takes is just 5-10 minutes each day or even every other day. A lot of people “lose interest” because they don’t have a goal or a reason to meditate. Why are you meditating? Just for the sake of sitting quiet and doing nothing? That’s what sleep is fore.
Meditation needs a purpose. Whether it’s so work on your concentration or to spend time contemplating, there needs to be some purpose to your practice. Otherwise you’re just imitating a rock.
Once you have a purpose and you know what it is, hopefully that will give you the necessary motivation each day to spend a few minutes meditating on it until you can achieve that purpose or goal.
Smile and be well!