Please don't judge your meditation! Accept it as it is.
In terms of mindfulness practice we often say that what comes up in meditation is much less important to how we relate to what comes up. If we can meet what’s happening with greater awareness and compassion then that’s considered very good meditation. Even if what’s coming up is sleepiness, restlessness, doubt or pain. Making that switch from thinking, “we’re only doing well if things that feel great are happening,” to understanding what the practice is actually about, is very important.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Accepting our meditation as it is
Many people fall prey to the misconception that if they feel all lovely and peaceful that they've had a "good meditation". Sharon Salzberg disagrees. And so do I: