The Meditation Practice
' Meditation is bound to fail if it is being done to fix a problem. Don't meditate to fix yourself, to heal yourself, to improve yourself, to redeem yourself; rather do it as an act of love, of deep warm friendship toward yourself. In this view there is no longer any need for the subtle aggression of self-improvement, for self criticism, for the endless guilt of not doing enough. It offers the possibility of an end to the ceaseless round of trying so hard that wraps so many people's lives in a knot. Instead there is now meditation as an act of love. How endlessly delightful and encouraging.'
(Bob Sharples, Melbourne Therapy Centre)