16078Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re: Mullah Nasrudin Tells It Like It Is
- Mar 1, 2008I believe anybody that lives in the world faces these problems and we all have the answers to them. As for finding a teacher I personally would not follow any one teacher, I think teachers are all around you. Meditating like running, you don't need a coach or personal trainer to accomplish your goals. And I am speaking as someone who often gets caught up in the rigmarole of daily life and falls short of my potential.
westwindwood2003 <westwindwood2003@...> wrote:Here are all the problems I can think of at the moment in taking up
meditation. I list these, not because I wish to discourage
meditation, but to allow to can plan ahead. If one works out the
problems and issues ahead of time, success is more likely.
One knows what they are doing with their life, why look at something
that requires disturbing the status quo. I don't need anything else
as my own clever mind to guide me in my life's decisions.
Could meditation somehow hurt me in a psychological way?
I will need approximately 45 minutes out of a busy day to meditate.
Can I find a place to meditate with kids making noise and getting
into mischief; do I have a spouse or someone to watch the kids?
What will my acquaintances and relatives think I am up to, trying to
get out of chores?
Feelings will surface in meditation I will have to do something about
to resolve them or the same feeling will come back again and again
with no resolution possible.
I will have to find a teacher I trust, and how will I know if they
are trustworthy and wise. A lot of people are trying to make money on
meditators, for example just look at the Internet
When enlightenment happens, I will suffer giving up my karma driven
ego attachments and will be find it is all I can do to get through
Enlightenment will give me guidance on how to conduct my life. I
will be directed to change my behavior, and that will eventually
change my personality and I like my personality the way it is.
It probably will take lifetimes to work out all my karma so lets just
enjoy life now and worry about working things out some other lifetime.
Off the top of my head, here are some positive things I can think of
about meditation. Maybe you can think of some more benefits.
I will be a lot calmer about what is happening in my life. People
will find me a lot easier to be with.
Problems in my subconscious that rule my actions will be revealed.
Dreams will not bother me
Anything in life can be dealt with
I will be a benefit to others
Life will get better for me
Problems that I cannot solve myself I can turn over to the
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