A ‘Bad’ Session?

It’s funny that after yesterday’s post, in which I said that nothing particular was supposed to happen in any meditation session (other than actually holding the practice of meditation), I wrapped up my next morning’s meditation with the thought that ‘this wasn’t a good session‘.

Now, that was just a thought. I didn’t get hung up on it. I was content to complete the session, even if I didn’t have an awesome moment of clarity; even if I did fidget around a bit more than usual, and even if I relaxed my spine and bent over for a few moments.

Sure, practicing erect posture is a worthy endeavor. If you can hold completely still for 10, 20, 30, or perhaps even more minutes, that’s impressive. (Side note: ‘completely still’ is subjective.) Physical stillness requires a degree of control over the mind.

Still, for me, at the end of the day (or session), any session completed is a good session.

Or perhaps it would be more correct to say that any session completed is a completed session.

Let’s try and leave out the words ‘good’ & ‘bad’ whenever possible from this.

Part of meditation is non-judgement.

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