The chronic tension the average person experiences in modern life finds its way deep into the body, and we live most of our lives in the “whiplash” of past experiences—mentally rehashing and physically re-experiencing past stressors.
Count on your beginner's mind to help you through any times when you might feel resistant or self-conscious about your practice.
With a beginner’s mind, we can all become more fluid in our understanding and thereby pave the way for a more fulfilling and balanced future.
Sitting for meditation is the classic technique for a reason: Being physically still can help you still your mind.
As the grounding effect of breath awareness disengages you from the often-overwhelming chatter of the mind, the level at which you think will seem to transcend the noise.
If your mind wanders, all that means is that you’re alive and your brain is functioning normally, which is great news!