The Right Way

I meditate. I tell people I meditate. I tell people I blog about my meditation practice. But I do not have the patience nor do I make the time to study about meditation. I have made a feeble  effort to read The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidananda, but never made it past the first couple of pages. I tried a couple of times to meditate with the online Deepak and Oprah original transformational meditation program(their words). I found the built-in sales pitches distracting. I attended a meditation workshop and support group at my local yoga studio, but I found it uncomfortable to sit on the floor. My meditation practice is comfortable, not all that challenging, and highly effective. I find it's better to have kind of a crappy meditation practice than to have no meditation practice at all. I don't worry about stuff like whether or not I scratch my ear if it itches or if the dog starts to bark as soon as I sit and I have to quiet him down, then begin again. This practice is not a practice of perfect. It is a practice of easy and a practice of compassion for an impatient and perfectly flawed person - me. And maybe you, too.

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