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The Journey Inward: Why Is Meditation So Challenging For Us?


March 15, 2018

Confession: I am a mentally challenged meditator. No, I don’t suffer from a disability, except when it comes to meditation (I am not including memory loss: for example, where are my glasses?).

In the morning I set aside 30 minutes to focus on my breath or, as in centering prayer, repeat a word. Inevitably, mental murmuring starts. At least I am creative: I remember grievances about past rebuffs, plan the day and think about that attractive waitress or those blueberries in the refrigerator. Sometimes I just doze off.

So the question: why is meditation (or centering prayer) so challengin...

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