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Question for March 15, 2015: First Time
Medivate — 2 years ago — in Question of the Week
Do you remember the very first time you tried meditation? What was it like?

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hanjini — 2 years ago — permalink
I went to a class on vipassana because I was in a lot of emotional pain following my divorce. I remember I was eager for the talk to end so we could begin the actual breathing. I remember being in complete shock to discover that beyond any emotional grief I was feeling,  my entire back was an experience of sharp pain as if knives were stabbing all over it. It was a relevation of how disconnected I was from my body and how my thinking was not exactly accurate about what was going on.