Do you feel that your meditation practice could be more alive, more dynamic? Are you having trouble beginning? Do you feel a sense of frustration or ineffectiveness when you sit, or you’re not sure how to integrate it into your daily life? Maybe you’re beating yourself up for the method or frequency of your practice? Maybe you once believed in a “hero’s journey” of practice but now feel disenchanted?
Morgan says he was hesitant to write this book, because “who wants to read a ‘self-hell’ book?” But after seeing how common this pattern of striving, self-defeating attitudes, and disappointment is in Western meditators, and how often we think we’re alone in our struggles, he began to write—he wrote about “the hard-to-notice toxic filters through which we practice,” about the “cultural dispositions that make it difficult for Westerners,” about creating an “inner holding environment,” about all the meditation elephants in the Western room.
In these pages, you will find earthy encouragement, sober advice, and creative ways to open up your practice and be kinder and more intimate with your life. It’s time to enjoy your practice!
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