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If you’ve tried meditating but can’t sit still, here’s how — and why — to try again

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By ALBERT STUMM

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I've been doing it for years but it is a waste of time. Maybe that's the point.

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Moonraker, it seems the meditation you're practicing may not align with your intrinsic nature. Persisting with a method that doesn't resonate with you is like relentlessly hitting your ego against an unyielding wall.

I'm not in a position to prescribe a specific meditation technique for you, as I'm not acquainted with your personal history or disposition.

Perhaps it's time for you to craft your own meditation practice, one that transcends the clichéd notions often associated with it.

From my experience, I can share this: meditation is not about pursuing a target or fulfilling a benchmark. It's a practice to be engaged in for its own sake, relished without the pressure of time or achievement.

Whether you choose a passive approach or an active one, like handwriting, remember that meditation is not an end goal.

The outcomes, often unrelated to merely quieting the mind, are beyond what you might currently envision. Good luck!

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A brief daily meditation period quiets the mind through balanced breathing and mindfulness.

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That’s not the point, says Tara Brach, who holds a doctorate in psychology and has trained more than 7,000 people to be meditation teachers.

Someone is making a lot of money off these "followers".

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From my experience, I can share this: meditation is not about pursuing a target or fulfilling a benchmark. It's a practice to be engaged in for its own sake, relished without the pressure of time or achievement.

"but it is a waste of time. Maybe that's the point."

Anyway, each to their own. It's probably not going to change the world.

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