Posted by: Upāsaka | 04/08/2016

Paradigm Shift

Changing the way I view formal meditation had really helped to cut through the negativity and the suffering that resulted from clinging to ideas of your the mediation should go. But rather than seeing every sit as a failure of ease and peace don’t arise I am now able to regard all sessions as successes provided I have kept up the effort of returning the attention to the object. A good meditation is, for me, one in which I have exerted effort to keep the attention on the object regardless of the results (although stability and peace are definitely provisional goals) .


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  1. I find as I approach 70 that everyday mindfulness is my meditation. I don’t really feel I need to sit facing a wall every day for forty minutes as I used to do!

    • Sadhu! Thanks for sharing and especially for your practice. Metta!


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