I once read a passage saying that if even one person in a family meditates, everyone in the family benefits.
I imagine the benefit takes place on a couple of different levels. The most obvious would be having a family member that’s even that much more level headed for having meditated. I also suppose there must be another unseen aspect that rubs off on the others.
This has been my strongest motivation to return to a decent meditation routine. It sometimes felt selfish to go sit by myself for an hour, leaving EunBong alone with Fina in the other room, but I realized in meditation, I can be just as much with them, if not more (especially more than when I’m sitting here writing on this blog…). And after meditating, I feel that my presence with them is even stronger.