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Life in microcosm

Meditation is life in microcosm. Expect to feel every human emotion when you sit. Many folks come to meditation expecting to find relaxation or peace or bliss, and are surprised to find sadness or grief or anger instead. You will meet with all of your demons as well as your angels. Do not grab on to the good feelings or chase away the troubling ones. Do not even try to figure out where they come from. Just sit quietly and observe them as they come, stay for a while, and go … and come … and go …

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