Wednesday, July 19, 2017

painful to listen to

The Zen Dudes try to talk about meditation in this video, which made me wince:

Some of what the guys say is on the money, e.g., when they talk about "being present" or breath-counting or not judging one's own thoughts as they arise. But too much of what they say is ego-centered, which is not what meditation is about at all. The guys say things like, "I think, 'Today, I'm going to be...'" or "I'll ask myself the question, 'What's it like to be me right now?'" or "It's a great way to practice self-awareness."

On Zen Meditation

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