should meditation be easy or effortful? – episode 174

should meditation be easy or effortful? – episode 174

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EVERYDAY MEDITATION PODCAST: EPISODE #174

What’s this episode about?
Attention (effort?) and meditation (ease?).

Can you tell me more now?
I thought you’d never ask!

I’m taking a personal tack in today’s episode: I share what attention means to me and how it does or doesn’t come into my meditation practice. Ease and effort take center stage for a lot of it.

I also break down 5 different types of attention (who knew?!), and next week, I’ll talk about all the juicy brain activity details that show how meditation appears to help improve attention and focus.

What can I do with that?
I share my perspective and personal experience both so you can understand where I’m coming from in my teaching, but more so that you can ask whether there’s any similarity in your own experience. If so, maybe this can help you create a perspective shift to make your meditation more effective… whether that’s by making it “easier” or more “effortful.”

I hope you’ll give it a listen:

Listen to “Ep 174 – Should meditation be easy or effortful?” on Spreaker.

Ready to practice the meditation? Below is the week’s “full practice” episode. Click here to listen to the “how to practice” instructions.

Listen to “Ep 171 – Full Apa Japa (Breath Awareness) Practice” on Spreaker.

I’d love to hear about your experience — and help out with any questions you have.

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Practicing with you,
esther
 

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