Friday, March 12, 2010

How we RELATE to experiences

Today, I found a truly excellent question and answer page about meditation entitled "Cultivating a Quiet Mind". Here's just one very small excerpt that impressed me.
Any kind of experience is possible during meditation. But meditation is not oriented toward having particular kinds of experiences. Rather, meditation is concerned with how we relate to all our experiences, not about inducing specific sorts of experiences. In essence, meditating teaches awareness of whatever happens and allowing our experiences to come and go without judgment. In this sense, meditation is profoundly ordinary. There is nothing extraordinary or exotic about it.
I do encourage you to click through and read all of it.

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