Got Discomfort?

Nice post on meditationSHIFT (the 9/2 entry in their “daily musings” section) about dealing with discomfort in meditation, and by extension, in life. This is a topic not adequately addressed in most mindfulness material, and can be one of the chief stumbling blocks one encounters while attempting to establish a meditation practice.

Some readers made astute observations about things we tend to be uncomfortable about, including meditating. Many people approach the practice with the belief it will be relaxing. Relaxation can be a side-effect, to be sure, but it’s not the goal.


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Clinical Psychologist practicing in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

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