What you seek is seeking you. ~Rumi
What does it take to keep going when, as the saying goes, the going gets tough? Really tough.
We all start on the path of meditation with high hopes, serious aspirations, or maybe just guarded optimism.
We come to the practice suffering from stress, anxiety, and some form of overwhelm. Maybe you’re haunted, like I was, by the feeling that there is more to life than you can see, touch, taste, hear, feel, or cognize with your rational mind.
The answer to this feeling seems close but always just out of reach—an essence or key that you’re somehow missing. And yet you know that connecting with that essence will help you make sense of life and all this chaos we’re swimming in all the time.
Or maybe you come like a refugee, seeking some sort of relief and rest from the relentless press of 21st century life. Maybe you just sense an unrealized opportunity to tap into your potential.
The Lonely Meditator’s Guide
We all approach meditation based on variations of these themes. And sometimes you’re meditating, but you just don’t know if you should carry on. You’re not seeing results. You’re not having breakthroughs. Meditation is hard. You’re not sure if you’re doing it right or if you’re really cut out for it.
So this episode of the OneMind podcast is for you. For the lone meditator who just doesn’t know if she should carry on and whether it’s really worth it.
From one fellow meditator to another, this is a call from the heart to press on and don’t look back. It’s time for you to burn the boats.
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