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When Bad Things Happen to Good Meditators

 

As it turns out, if you meditate long enough the devils of self-criticism and fear may decide to make an appearance.  In my reading about meditation I had come across allusions to this but I didn't pay attention, in part because I couldn't imagine it.  Meditation had either offered me some gifts of clarity or it seemed absolutely innocuous.  Most mornings when I meditate nothing much happens.  My mind races  - I forget to focus - I return to focus - I forget, I return.   The bell rings, my to-do list is ready, the day begins.  Devils, schmevils what could go wrong?

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The Mediocre Meditator: Her Second Lesson

Meditation has something to offer I decided after a workshop on meditation surprised me with a gift of extra energy, the kind protein bars promise but don't deliver. I talked about this in my second post for this series, you can go back and read it if you'd like. But one year passed, then another. I was busy raising children and earning a living.  Also, I was wary.

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The Mediocre Meditator #3: My Three Best Books on Meditation

Below are brief descriptions of my current three favorite books on meditation. Each one is written by psychologists who have been practicing psychotherapists and meditators for more than 25 years. I use them for reference, inspiration and companionship. I reread them and refer them to clients, friends, students and colleagues.

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