Why We Meditate (Hint: It’s not to “stop thinking”)

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The way most meditation is taught currently there is a big fuss about thoughts. The typical instruction for mindfulness/vipassana meditation is to gently ignore your thoughts and return to the breath/mantra/point of focus.

Though this is a crucial part of the practice it has the unfortunate consequence of making it seem like the whole point is to not think or to think as…

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Michelle Garfinkel

Michelle Garfinkel

I help people rediscover awe and wonder through sexual and spiritual healing. Find resources and more at michellegarfinkel.com.