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Working With Doubt

Jeremy Lipkowitz | 1:54

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Hello, and welcome to Day 12. We're almost at the end of the course. Today we're going to be working with the last of the major common obstacles in meditation. And today is the obstacle of dealing with doubt in practice. No doubt comes in many forms during meditation. Sometimes it comes in the form of doubting ourselves, thinking, Oh, I'm just no good at this. I was never meant to be a meditator. I'm never going to get this right. Why do I always make the same mistakes?

These are examples of self doubt that we might have. And sometimes doubt comes in the form of doubting the practice or the method. So we might wonder, is this really working? What's the point of doing this? Why should I follow my breath.

Unfortunately, doubt can be a huge hindrance to meditation practice, it can actually derail your practice completely. It can make you not even want to sit down to meditate, or to get up and actually leave your meditation once you've started. So this is why we have to really be careful about so how do we actually work with that?

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