In this article, Josh Korda talks about the distractions and resentments he experienced while learning to meditate. Seated next to an irritating stranger, Korda imagined how he’d tell him off during the lunch break—even though that would require breaking noble silence—complete with a self-righteous speech about the point of silence in spiritual life. (It somehow didn’t occur to his mind that far more noise was resulting from this inner chatter than the actual shuffling nearby.) He realized later his experience wasn’t ruined by this interloper, but by his own reaction to it, providing the lesson: Learn to work with whatever is present — distractions and resentment — rather than clinging to expectations.
Read the entire article here: Meditation Malice