Misconception About Meditation?

I often hear people say that they cannot meditate. When asked why, it usually turns out that they think they are supposed to stop or shut off their thoughts completely. No wonder they think they cannot meditate. The mind will think no matter what we tell it (and who or what is telling it not to think?).

The mind will quiet on its own (though not always) if we invite attention to a mantra or to the breath or to some other space or object of concentration. With this steady soft attention, we can experience the benefits of meditating.

Peace and light, E — Posted with WordPress for BlackBerry.


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