Meditation

Meditation

Meditation is the practice of turning your attention to a single point of reference. It can involve focusing on the breath, on bodily sensations, or on a word or phrase known as a mantra.

In other words, meditation means turning your attention away from distracting thoughts and focusing on the present moment. Meditating is deceptively simple, and very sophisticated at the same time.

A cartoon from The New Yorker sums it up: Two monks are sitting side by side, meditating. The younger one is giving the older one a quizzical look, to which the older one responds, "Nothing happens next. This is it."

 

 

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