They say that meditation is sitting on a cushion and emptying your mind. But I do mine while I’m, like, shopping
BY DAVID RICKEY — I know it doesn’t come as a surprise to say that meditation is important for spiritual growth. The post-modern philosopher Ken Wilbur claims that it is the quickest way to advance the evolution of consciousness.
But it might come as a surprise that I myself — a psychotherapist and Episcopal priest who has devoted a lifetime to spiritual development — do not meditate.
At least, I do not meditate in any classic way. I could tell you, “I don’t have the time.” But in the tradition of confession, here is mine: I have never had much discipline.
So, I have a form of meditation that takes no real time and requires only a smidgen of discipline.Read more