The Promise of Mindfulness Meditation
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My Mindfulness Practice Has Gotten Boring! What Happened To The Good Feelings?

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I hadn't thought about this stage of my meditation practice for some time until I read this excellent article. As I reflected on my life before meditation (20 years ago), I remembered my need for drama, for big wins, for brilliant breakthroughs in order to feel alive.

 

And then I remembered that at some point in my meditation practice I too experienced this passage, this time when I felt that being a meditator had made me boring. I was comparing my mind to the minds of my friends and colleagues who valued the drama in their lives. As I let go of these comparisons, I felt a sense of freedom and was able to experience the joy that mindfulness brings. 

 

I think you will find this Psychology Today article quite insightful.

 

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» Meditation Is A Powerful Painkiller - from Wired Magazine

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Jonah Lehrer's latest WSJ column is about new research into the psychology of pain. Here's one example he gives on new ways to treat pain, a study by scientists at Wake Forest University:

 

"After only a few days of meditation training—teaching people to better focus their attention, concentrating less on the discomfort and more on a soothing stimulus—subjects reported a 57% reduction in the “unpleasantness” of their pain. Such improvements are roughly equivalent to the benefits of morphine." (See the entire article for more. . .)

 

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