(Video link here.) This tiny video is the perfect guide to meditation for beginners and the meditation-averse. It gives a simple method and the science of why meditating for only five minutes daily will change your life. Unlike anything else in your life, in meditation, ‘failure’ is actually success.
Your brain’s gonna go nuts, and that’s fine. The whole game is to notice when you’ve gotten lost, and then to start over. And then start over again. And again. And again. Every time you do that, it’s like a bicep curl for your brain…
Meditation is unlike anything you do in the rest of your life. Failure is actually success.
The whole game is just trying, failing, starting again, failing, starting again.
Samuel Beckett’s perfect mantra seems made for this: