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Is Meditation Enough?

Without understanding, meditation practice can degenerate to profound self-absorption or escapism.

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Many years ago, I had a first-time meet with a new client. He was excited about having been immersed in Buddhism and meditation for approximately six months. He asserted that he was now a completely different person, calm, peaceful, and swimming in equanimity.




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Robyn Norman

Robyn Norman

Therapist, mindfulness coach, writer. Obsessed with relationships and making them better. Get in touch at robyn1001@comcast.net or www.partnersinmindfulliving.

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