I think sometimes people associate trying to meditate with constant failure. All these feelings are mandala guardians * trying to keep you out of your meditation mandala by throwing up a smoke screen of excuses. Continue reading What can we do when we feel we can’t meditate?
It may take some practice to become comfortable having your eyes open in this way, especially if you are used to meditating with them closed. But it is strongly recommended that you persevere. Continue reading Why do we meditate with our eyes open?
A brief answer to this deceptively simple question is that meditation is what we say we are doing when we set time aside to become aware of our experience, so that we can deepen our understanding of it. It’s about learning how to be rather than doing anything. Continue reading What is Meditation?