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The Mediocre Meditator: Brain Science and Procrastination

 

     Faced with writing what seemed like an endless number of papers when I was in graduate school many years ago, I stumbled across a method for overcoming procrastination.  Much more recently, in the November-December 2013 issue of The Psychotherapy Networker I came across an article that grounded my method in physiology. Eureka! I cried. (Well, mumbled, really). And how affirming.

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When Bad Things Happen to Good Meditators

 

As it turns out, if you meditate long enough the devils of self-criticism and fear may decide to make an appearance.  In my reading about meditation I had come across allusions to this but I didn't pay attention, in part because I couldn't imagine it.  Meditation had either offered me some gifts of clarity or it seemed absolutely innocuous.  Most mornings when I meditate nothing much happens.  My mind races  - I forget to focus - I return to focus - I forget, I return.   The bell rings, my to-do list is ready, the day begins.  Devils, schmevils what could go wrong?

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The Mediocre Meditator: Her Second Lesson

Meditation has something to offer I decided after a workshop on meditation surprised me with a gift of extra energy, the kind protein bars promise but don't deliver. I talked about this in my second post for this series, you can go back and read it if you'd like. But one year passed, then another. I was busy raising children and earning a living.  Also, I was wary.

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