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The inspiration to meditate is not external to you but internal; it is not why you begin to meditate but why you continue to meditate– it is not what draws you along the path, but the path itself.

Stephen Batchelor

why meditate?

reflect'Why do you meditate?' 'What inspires you?'


The inspiration for meditation is meditation itself.

'Why should I meditate?’ 'Why do you meditate?' I have been asked these questions many times. Early on, I realized that the best answer to all of them is: 'To meditate is enough in itself ’ As it is not an intellectual exercise, the meaning of meditation is revealed simply by practicing it. Indeed, what we think about meditation is often quite different from the experience. And so, the inspiration for meditation is meditation itself.