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Meditation On the Subway

by Staff

Tags: Meditation, Waiting, Stress, Frustration, Subway, Tricycle,

Waiting SubwayWaiting for the subway, an appointment, or a boyfriend or girlfriend can be a frustrating experience. It can also be an opportunity for meditation and reflection. Writing for Tricycle, Martha Henry writes about her experience trying to find some inner quiet among the inevitable delays in life. The technique doesn’t always work, and Henry admits that she sometimes loses her cool, but it does help her find a little relaxation among daily stresses. “I’m clearly not meditating for the benefit of all beings,” Henry writes. “Rather, I’m mediating so that I won’t be bitchy when my boyfriend arrives.”

Bennett Gordon

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