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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The 28-Day Meditation Challenge: Day 29 -- to infinity and beyond

The challenge was to sit, with intention, with effort, with the guidance of of everymeditator Sharon Salzberg. No one is more fully human than Sharon -- or more willing to share it. "Mindfulness wasn't accessible or remote; it was always right there with me. ... My mindfulness didn't need to get better or be as good as somebody else's. It was already perfect; so is yours," she writes.
The challenge, always, for me, is to find the mindfulness before falling into a thought loop or reacting reflexively.
It's good to know the book is always there to come back to for a gentle reminder, a deeply felt teaching.

Meditation is never one thing; you'll experience moments of peace, moments of sadness, moments of anger, moments of joy, moments of sleepiness. The terrain changes constantly. -- Sharon Salzberg