Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Why Meditate?

If you’re like me, you want to know what you’re going to get for your time and energy before you commit to an activity. I mean, why pump the StairMaster for an hour or puff and grunt through an aerobics class if you can’t expect to slim down, beef up, and increase your stamina? Or why put aside an evening each week to attend a gourmet cooking class if you’re not going to end up making dynamite fettuccine or duck a l’orange? The same is true for meditation.

Why spend 10 or 15 or even 20 minutes of your hard-earned free time each day following your breath or repeating the same phrase again and again when you could be jogging, spacing out in front of the tube, or surfing the Net? Because of the innumerable benefits, that’s why! But before delving into these benefits, this section explores some of the problems that meditation can help resolve. You know the old expression “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? Well, the reality is that many of us find that our lives are “broke” in some pretty significant ways. After all, you bought this book for a reason or two. Now it’s time to find out what some of those reasons may be.

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