December 7th, 2006

meditator

Cheri Huber on being present during meditation

"It's not necessary to be absolutely present for extended periods in your meditation for it to have an effect. We're not measuring this in time and space. There is a way of grasping your willingness to be present that does not involve standards and competition and judging yourself and that sort of thing. It's like being in the presence of someone you really admire and respect and care a great deal for. You just don't tend to nod off, you don't daydream and make shopping lists, because you really want to be there. It's that attitude with which we can learn to sit."
— Cheri Huber
From an excerpt from This Side of Nirvana: Memoirs of a Spiritually Challenged Buddhist, by Sara Jenkins