By Elly V. Darwin
What do you envision when you hear the word meditation? An enlightened person sitting cross-legged, seemingly in a trance? Do you recall phrases like “focus on your breathing” or “let everything else go”? Do you have a hard time picturing yourself doing that? Have you tried to do it, but found it doesn’t work? Have you felt like you’ve failed at meditating?
I must confess, in the above sense, I’m an on-again-off-again meditator. I’ve read and heard that meditation is wonderful—once you get past the beginner’s stage of distraction and practice it regularly—and I’m definitely attracted to the many benefits of meditation. I’ve taken hacks at it (and told myself each time that this time I’ll stick with it), but for some reason I’ve just not mastered the sustainability of it. Sound familiar?
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