What is the Key to Meditating?

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 |

Q. What is the key to meditating? I try, but my mind just wanders.

A. You’ve landed on a central issue for every meditator: what to do with a drifting mind. The question addresses the irony that we have a learning curve to simply be with our experience of being. Meditation is just a circumscribed time of minimal distraction. If you let your mind amble about it can seem pointless, but if you try and force your mind not to wander, you can set yourself up for an unpleasant internal struggle.

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