The Best Kept Secrets are Boring

I find meditation hard to write about. Even as a cornerstone of my life and day, it seems so hard to describe sitting still in an engaging manner. So I’m feeling gratified that I managed to write a post about meditation for my Pointless Overthinking post this week. Here’s how it starts:

At a meditation retreat I attended a few years ago, the leader off-handedly told a story about a moment when she was doing a large group meditation practice with the renowned meditation teacher Jack Kornfield.  The six of us sitting around laughed politely at her description of 500 people doing a slow walking meditation practice at the Seattle Center while a group of kids right next to them were playing a dodge ball game so that the meditators were occasionally getting beaned by rubber balls. But the truth of the matter is that meditation stories aren’t very interesting – even to other meditators.

More of this post at Pointless Overthinking

9 thoughts on “The Best Kept Secrets are Boring

  1. I’m glad that meditation has provided with you the daily calm and tools to process experiences and to just be present in the moment with yourself and with your kids over the last 10 years.

    I will admit this is something I have not done – time is always an issue – but I can clearly see the benefits it has on your life. 😊

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  2. I’m still trying to get the hang of meditation. I have been attending Dharma Recovery meetings, and I have found that I have much more success in meditating with a group, then I do on my own. But I don’t think I could begin to write about meditation yet…other than to comment on how darn difficult it can be! 🙂

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    1. I totally agree it’s easier with a group, Grace. I don’t know if this will be the same for you but “success” was imperceptible to me until all of a sudden I realized that I was so much lighter and clearer that it had been working all the time. Sending lots of encouragement!

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