Reblogged from Pete Hulme at Everybody Means Something:
So, while I am re-publishing posts about my struggles with meditation, how fortunate to stumble across this recent refreshingly honest piece by David Ferguson in the Guardian. Below is a short extract: for the full post, see link.
For me, successfully meditating has involved letting go of the need to do it well. So what if my mind flits from thumbprint cookies to lyrics by the Au Pairs?
Isuck at meditating. I’m one of those perennially distracted people who knows they need to meditate, has meditated in the past with some success and who knows they should meditate more, but who finds it so much easier to do things like dishes, laundry and exercising than to schedule time to do nothing.