Wednesday, February 13, 2008

How Life Drives You — to Meditate

Although you may be reluctant to admit it, at least publicly, life doesn’t always live up to your expectations. As a result, you suffer — from stress, disappointment, fear, anger, outrage, hurt, or any of a number of other unpleasant emotions. Meditation teaches you how to relate to difficult circumstances and the tensions and emotions they evoke with balance, equanimity, and compassion. But before I describe the positive solutions that meditation has to offer —and rest assured, there are plenty — I’d like to take you on a whirlwind tour of the problems they’re intended to solve.

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