In a culture where we have been raised to expect that there is a clear right and wrong way to do things, learning to meditate can feel a bit unnatural. In stark contrast to the typical efforts we embark on, the deeper you get into meditation, the more you will learn that there is no wrong way to do it.
But there is probably nothing more frustrating for someone trying to get into meditation than asking an experienced meditator if they’re doing it right, and getting a response like:
- “Don’t worry about 'right or wrong,' just sit”
- “Just focus on your breath, and clear your mind."
- "If you have thoughts, don’t get attached, just let them float on by like a cloud."