Meditation is not a form of self-improvement.
Good morning, lovely people.
In the last two posts, I talked about the first two meditation misconceptions. The 3rd and final misconception is actually the most difficult one to drop and it is that meditation is a form of self-improvement.
In our meditation practice we take the view that no improvement is required whatsoever. We take the view that right now, exactly as we are, in this very moment, we are made of one thing only: goodness. It exist right below all of our ideas about how great or awful we are.
Meditation is the practice of looking within and renewing this connection with your own goodness. It’s OK to give up any feelings of guilt or shame about who you are. In this way, it is the practice of letting go of self-improvement altogether and allowing your brilliance (which includes your wisdom, confusion, shyness, bitterness, and irreplaceable genius) to shine as it ought.
AND: Introduction to meditation practice here.
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