Yesterday I mentioned I meditation misconception #1. Here is #2: It will make you more peaceful. I know, I know. Whenever we see pictures of meditators, they look pretty relaxed. When I first began to practice, I guess I imagined that it would evetually turn me into some kind of Yoda/Mother Teresa hybrid. Who knows, there is still hope. But in the meantime, what I’ve discovered is that rather than becoming a person who doesn’t feel anything, it’s turned me into one who feels everything. It turns out that this openness is the alpha and omega of love, fearlessness, and creativity.
Introduction to meditation practice here.
Some more thoughts on meditation misconception #2:
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