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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Meditation is not about ambition. It is about intention. It is not about doing it right or being the best or even about becoming enlightened. It is about sitting in stillness for twenty minutes every day. That’s all. Now, see what happens.