Michael Taft on meditation:
Here’s the thing about meditation: it’s really hard. Anyone who says it isn’t hard is playing you for a sucker, or trying to be kind, like when the doctor says, “This won’t hurt a bit.” Anyone who thinks spending ten thousand hours sitting on their ass, locked in a wrestling match with their demons, is fun is either crazy or lying. Sure, there are times when it feels blissful, but for the most part it’s a long, tough haul.
On the other hand, it really works.