Meditation Rule 2. Take Baby Steps

Meditation Rule 2. Take Baby Steps
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Take baby steps and expect baby step-like progress.

Baby stands up, takes a few steps, falls down, stands up, takes a few more steps. Repeats until walking.

The path to learning meditation is a three steps forward and two steps back process. The two steps back are very real.

You may drop your practice for a while. You may go through periods of making little or no apparent progress. You may lose faith in the entire enterprise and possibly return to it at some future point. All I can say is that from my personal experience, and from the experience of many of my students and many people I meet, meditation can be a transformational experience changing our lives for the better.

It is worth persevering with meditation or returning to it.