Letting Go of Results

In Europe and North America we are results driven people, this proven by the paradox that we likely come to meditation and mindfulness practice because of pain, anger, depression or fear, with avoidance of these symptoms as the goal. The "goal" paradox is, that the benefits of meditation/mindfulness appear when we deliberately unfocus on fixing [...]

Why meditate?

The question is, why would we seek to meditate? It is probably safe to say that we are feeling uncomfortable, agitated or suffering, and perhaps we are thinking that meditation might be a tool to alleviate this. But how will it work? To begin answering that question, let us examine what leads to these feelings in [...]