Tag Archive: Personal Meditation Stories

Looking Back: My First Year as a Meditation Practitioner

Ever since I started meditating regularly last year, one question I continued to ask myself was: “Am I happier?” For the first three months, my answer was “no.” Contrary to my expectations, I often felt more emotional turmoil than I had before. It seemed as though any event, no matter how trivial, would set off […]

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What I Learned From 10 Days of Silence and Meditation

The morning gong woke us at 4:00AM. We were to get up and sit: spine straight, chin tucked, hands in our laps and direct all of our attention to the breath flowing in and out of our nostrils for two hours until breakfast time. The first morning’s meditation was a struggle, not just because of […]

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