Truth seeker. Meditator for 5 years. Spiritual seeking is mostly over. I've settled into a method and don't feel like I need to chase the newest, better method any more. I'm married, have a farm, a full time job, a baby boy and a regular 48+ minutes per day practice.
Why do you practice?
To discover the truth about reality. In the short term, to reach stream entry. To alleviate suffering in myself and the world.
How do you practice?
In an average sit, I begin noting the rising and the falling of the abdomen with the breath immediately. I try to stay very close to it until I can clearly distinguish the mental from the material. Things usually open up after this point. Lots of unusual raptures and energy movements. Sensations get very fast. Most of the time too fast to keep up with.