I promised a post on meditation, so here it is! 🙂
Many people, and I used to be one of them, view meditation as an austere discipline, simply a way to train and focus the mind. This may be you if you entered the practice of meditation, as I did, through the door of karate or Buddhist practice or any other practice in which meditation is taught as a time to sit still (and straight!) and focus on the breath, possibly even counting the breaths.
This is a good door through which to enter meditation practice, a very valid door, and keeping the spine straight does in fact help immensely with any kind of meditation, austere or not. It reduces the busyness of your thoughts (why, I don’t know).
However, not everyone is drawn to austerity. Some people have enough austerity and discipline in their daily lives — and some…
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