anapanasati is good.
Its an incredibly profound technique.
There are essentially two streams of meditative practice.
Samatha and vipassana
Samatha meditation will lead to the development of samadhi to the jhanas.
Vipassana meditation will cultivate insight into the nature of mind and matter.
Within the tradition I practice, one begins with the samatha variant of anapanasati. One stays with it for a short period - long enough to develop some concentration before moving on to a form of vipassana (vedananupassana) meditation. One stays with vipassana until is well established in the practice before returning to samatha meditation to develop the jhanas, and then back again to vipassana to develop path and fruition stages of insight.
If you are happy and comfortable practicing anapanasati - then why not continue with it?
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725
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