NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of 10% Happier, this book will get you to meditate. Minus the pan flutes. “If you’re like many people, you’re intrigued by the promise of meditation but don’t know how to begin—or you’ve benefited from meditation in the past but need help to get started again.
Meditation is by no means a cure-all for our era of mean tweets and mindless tribalism. I’ve been meditating for years, and yet during one of the Trump-Clinton presidential debates I stress-ate a family-size bag of popcorn. I didn’t realize what I’d done until I looked down to see my feet surrounded by stray kernels. Nevertheless, I really do believe meditation can help you survive this season of discontent and division.
Meditation is by no means a cure-all for our era of mean tweets and mindless tribalism. I’ve been meditating for years, and yet during one of the Trump-Clinton presidential debates I stress ate an entire family size bag of popcorn. I didn’t realize what I’d done until I looked down to see my feet surrounded by stray kernels and my hands coated in white chemical residue. Nonetheless, I really do believe meditation can help you survive this season of discontent and division.
Fascinating article about the issue of resentment — and how it’s fueled by social media. (PS: Small quibble: rather than “resist,” maybe better to surf through Mindfulness...) (PPS: shared w me by @RobMarciano, who I resent for being so awesome...) https://apple.news/A1qAfpPq_ScGivpifFRaobA
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Selecting a term
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