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The Grass is Always Greener

My friend, Jason, posted this picture today:

meditation cartoon

I find it hilarious because I’m sure there are moments during meditation or retreats where everyone feels like this, at least for a moment. Of course, the grass isn’t always greener and there is “only this.” I have to remind myself of this at times, when I start engaging in various kinds of seeking behavior.

Jason also has a good point on his blog post where I found this picture called, “You cannot suck at meditation.” I have met various people over the years who said, “Oh yeah, I tried to meditate but I just suck at it.” I always wonder what they thought successful meditation was like (versus what they were getting). I have a feeling that their experiences were not markedly different than those of mine (or others) but that they expected something different.