3 Myths About Meditation
1. Meditation is a Form of Escapism Shah says the type of meditation she’s most drawn to is vipassana, otherwise known as insight or mindfulness meditation.
Meditation is a Form of Escapism Shah studied vipassana for two years and attended several silent retreats, which helped her understand that meditation is anything but escapism.
2. Meditation Takes a Lot of Time During her two-year vipassana course, Shah and her classmates were required to practice meditation each day.
Meditation Takes a Lot of Time And they made time to meditate, on the train some days, or sitting in their car before leaving for work.
Meditation Takes a Lot of Time The reality is that meditation and mindfulness can take place any time, anywhere, whether for one breath or many.
3. Some People are Just Bad at Meditation One of the reasons Shah stayed away from meditation until her early twenties was that she repeatedly
Some People are Just Bad at Meditation “There is no such thing as a bad meditator,” Shah says. “That’s something that takes practice to believe.
Some People are Just Bad at Meditation But if you keep practicing, you figure out that actually, everyone is kind of the same.