Here’s a Rant That Nobody Asked For about Meditation and Magical Thinking

Meditation practice is a matter of psychology, not magic. Confusion on this point can have insidious (and dumb) consequences.

“Om Ah Hung is the fundamental three-word mantra of Sanskrit consonants, forming the fundamental sound of the numerous lives in the Universe. It shakes away the blockages in the body’s channels, cleansing it of ailments.”

Discussing the Dharma Door of Chanting The Buddha’s Name, Nan Huai Jin

“Fundamentally, when you meditate, you bring your guard down and the light energy gets in…”

9 Scientifically Proven Reasons to Meditate, Thrive Global.com… Read the rest “Here’s a Rant That Nobody Asked For about Meditation and Magical Thinking”

I Wasted 8 Years of Meditation Because I Didn’t Understand These 4 Things

Most people meditate for a long time with little improvement because of these four myths.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Striving for unusual or one-off experiences
  • Misunderstanding non-judgemental awareness
  • Thinking that trying to exert any kind of effort in meditation is a mistake
  • Extremely vague or unstructured meditation instructions
  • Conclusion

Introduction

I’ve been practicing meditation for a few years, but I still can’t keep my attention on my breath for more than a few seconds at a time.Read the rest “I Wasted 8 Years of Meditation Because I Didn’t Understand These 4 Things”