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Question for January 20, 2013: Advice for Beginners
Medivate — 4 years ago — in Question of the Week
What one piece of advice would you give to someone just starting out in meditation?

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caitlinlh — 4 years ago — permalink
Recently, I made a comment to someone who was nervous about doing a dathun.  I said 'It's good that you're nervous. It's like going on a first date with yourself for a whole month'.  I really feel meditation is like that - sweet, gritty, exciting, nerve-racking, awkward, possibly boring...  The point is that expecting something very specific out of meditation is not a great idea.  Being open and curious is the best way to be.  Just like on a first date.