Experience without judgment

Cat-observing

The more I practiced, and the more I read about the practice, I realized that meditation was not meant to purge our minds of negative emotions or thought patterns, but rather meant to help us experience them without judgment. We were to let go of our resistance to pain at the deepest level and understand that we suffer not because pain is bad, but because our mind labels it as bad.

Kenji, Looking Back: My First Year as a Meditation Practitioner

4 thoughts on “Experience without judgment

  1. The film industry gives us films which some enjoy because they illicit a gamete of emotions including pain, all within a safe environment. The great thing with films is that afterwards we don’t necessarily have to continue with the pain as the film and the moment have passed. I love the picture of the beautiful cat.

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