As you read this, I am certain of two things about you: one, you have at least 10 other things you “should” be doing right now and two, the idea of meditating makes you cringe with at least a little bit of terror and anxiety. Meditation is the Dentist’s Appointment of stressed people like you and me. It’s one of the things that “those people” have been saying you should do for years, that it would “really help you,” typically suggested with a condescendingly-knowing nod and faux-sympathetic bunny eyes you just want to stab. And now you’ve built meditating up so nefariously and unfairly that you could only dare to approach with foreboding and dread.
Too many of my patients have come in with too many misconceptions about a practice that is meant to foster peace but inevitably fosters more stress and more feelings of utter failure.
It is for this reason that I wrote a book. Because someone needed to dispel some of the ludicrous ideas we’ve all been carrying around about meditation that include (but are not limited to):
— You’re doing it wrong.
— You suck at it.
— It’s too hard.
— You don’t know why you’re even doing it.
— You just couldn’t possibly sit still for that long
— It’s only for possibly-annoying, Mercury-In-Retrograde-fearing, yoga-pant-wearing, “Love & Light” weirdos.
And because no one really wants to read a long tome about meditation, I’ve made it compact, written in noticeably large font. And illustrated it.
SO, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MEDITATION BUT HAVE HAD SOME DIFFICULTY AND NONE OF THE OTHER VOICES OF INNER PEACE OR SELF-HELP AUTHORS HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU IN THE PAST, THERE IS A NEW VOICE. AND IT’S GOT SOME STUFF TO SAY.
Please go to http://meditation1814.bigcartel.com/ for a copy of MAYA ANGELOU’S MEDITATION 1814 ($20)