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September 28, 2009

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MixdGreens

MixdGreens (your fellow Serial Comma-nist) here. Long-time meditation practitioner. As every Buddhist knows, life is all about change; so is meditation. What works this week, won't work next week. Sometimes it is as easy as clearing my mind with simple and deliberate breathing. Other times, a lesson given in a reading gives me focus. No matter. I never leave a session the same as when I went into it. Anger lessens. Focus improves. Calmness replaces agitation. Well worth whatever time you can put toward it, even if you have to get up extra early to take advantage of the peace at the beginning of the day.

Neal

Excellent post, right on!!

My favorite mindfulness teacher is Shinzen Young: http://www.shinzen.org/

A whole weekend worth of wonderful free audio mp3's from a local workshop by him is at http://www.sierraretreats.org/

Mandy

Well done Kathleen - I've just started meditating but haven't got it down to a daily event which I think is necessary to see progress. Three minutes would be more manageable than 20. Does evening or morning work best for you?

Kathleen

MixdGreens, thanks for your insights! Neal, thanks for the suggestions!

Mandy, seems like I'm more likely to do this if I do it in the morning. But the only time that doesn't work so well is at night when I'm sleepy--because I nod off (here at my desk)!

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