Meditation: Weep Not, Nor Gnash Your Teeth

Some folks get that deer in the headlights look when the topic of meditation arises. “I can’t do that!”  “I can’t sit still that long!”  “Oh no, not me. My mind is just too anxious.” Well, no wonder. One can find all manner of books, blogs, etc. about how to meditate. It can seem as difficult as brain surgery—blindfolded. Do this, do that, expect this…mind must clear….sit totally straight…..on and on it goes. Well, guess what? That is all nice, fine, and dandy. But for a good ol’ free spirit like me who prefers a less complicated approach to life, here is a tried and true simple version.

Sit your ass in a quiet and comfy location. Hide the phone, flush it down the toilet, whatever……get that thing out of your reach and shut it up. I don’t give a shit about your posture, if your forefinger and thumb are touching, or any other details. Here is the most simple way:

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