Your demons may have been ejected from the building, but they’re out in the parking lot, doing push-ups.”)
There’s no point in being unhappy about things you can’t change, and no point being unhappy about things you can.
The getting lost and recovering - that is the meditation.
If you're meditating and it's easy, you're either enlightened or you're cheating.
When you have one foot in the future and the other in the past, you piss on the present.
Meditation suffers from a towering PR problem.… If you can get past the cultural baggage, though, what you’ll find is that meditation is simply exercise for your brain.
The act of catching yourself wandering and coming back to your breath is a bicep curl for your brain.
But it was in this moment, lying in bed late at night, that I first realized that the voice in my head—the running commentary that had dominated my field of consciousness since I could remember—was kind of an asshole.
Prepare like no other, know that there was nothing left for you to do when it's all said and done. This way a loss is just a stat. The better man will always win if he prepared like no other.
Happiness, it turns out, is a skill-one that you can train, just like you train your body in the gym. This is the next big public health revolution. Get on board.
Meditation is just simple brain exercise. I exercise and this made sense to me.
I am still mostly a moron, I do get into bad moods, I am not a perfected being.
What meditation does is allow you to actually survive these emotions as opposed to compartmentalizing and having them come up and make you a shithead in other areas of your life. The alternative is to be miserable, and I don't think we're living in a wise way when we do that.
Meditation is hard. You are constantly trying to focus on one thing, usually your breath, and your mind is going to go berserk.
Add it all up, and some prominent Obama supporters are now saying that it paints a picture of an opposition driven, in part, by a refusal to accept a black President.
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