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Finding Your Inner Compass

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I've never been any good at meditating. I was raised to believe that meditating was an 'emptying of the mind' which would let the devil in, so I was scared of it. The first time I tried, I was so scared of the devil appearing that my mind filled with screams, and I didn't try again for years. With a little guidance, I did manage once or twice to have at least some kind of restful experience, if not anything particularly deep.

Then I bought a few books, studied them dutifully, and tried again. It worked. I became intensely peaceful and a vision of a shallow pool appeared before me, with leaves and flowers floating on the surface. And a needle. As I watched, the needle began to turn. I was so excited - I'd found my inner compass and it was guiding me! And of course, the needle froze as I stopped simply observing and began to think again. 'Just relax,' I told myself, 'relax, relax...' But the vision began to fade. And the lesson had been learned.

Just relax, and let your inner compass guide you. And stop overthinking everything!
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Never been into formal meditation my self by my partner is into it big time ( Dali llama , tech na than etc etc ) I always think life is too short I could be doing something like watching the bees or getting my fingers dirty
I think my compass points down to the earth
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