Recently I was asked to contribute a couple of paragraphs on top frustrations for beginning meditators (and how to overcome them). The link’s at the bottom of this article. I was in good company, with Tara Brach and Andy Puddicombe, for example. But two paragraphs isn’t enough to do justice to this topic and I thought I’d take the opportunity to come up with my own list.
So here it is: The seven top frustrations for beginning meditators, and how to overcome them.
1. Expecting instant results
A lot of people are looking for a quick fix. They hope that meditation is going to do something to them. Something good, of course. But meditation is …