Do you meditate? I began practicing meditation a few years ago with varying degrees of success. That was my first mistake. I went into meditation with a purpose and certain level of expectation. I thought I was trying to reach a certain state or feeling. Turns out that is the exact opposite of what meditation is intended to present to your mind and explains why I had so much difficulty maintaining a consistent practice.
I came across this hour and half long audio session with Alan Watts teaching the Art of Meditation and it is the absolute best description of the practice I’ve experienced. If you have a desire to increase the value of your meditation time I’d suggest taking a listen. Like I said it’s a long session so to really get the full impact of the teaching I’d make sure you have a good, quiet, uninterrupted space to yourself before you begin.
I hope you find something valuable in this lecture.