Meditation – Questions and Answers


Episode 378. Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau answers listener questions and comments about meditation. Although there are many ways to approach meditation and to answer these questions, Kathleen responds directly from her personal experience and a practical approach.


Host: Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau


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00:00 Why Meditation?

00:43 See the Fiction, Drop the fiction

01:20 “I have tried meditation, but I am bad at it. I can’t sit still.

02:04 We practice meditation, we practice. That is how we become skillful.

02:30 Basketball analogy

03:11 “I play guitar. Isn’t this a form of meditation?”

03:30 Pilot/Fighter Jet

04:45 Meditation – 3 Skills

08:16 “How often should I meditate and how long should I do it?”

09:35 “Why focus on the breath? The breath feels vague to me.”

12:20 “I know that meditation would help me, but I do not have the time to do it.”

14:00 “I love meditation because it is a time I can solve my work problems.”

16:20 “I am religious and not sure how meditation fits into that.”

18:10 “The transition from the calm of meditation back to the reality of my day feels jolting. Any suggestions?”

20:55 “My back hurts when I try to sit in the meditation posture.”

23:00 The side benefit of meditation —the physical benefits.

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