I am a veteran fall-asleep-after-3-minutes meditator. I’ve got my technique down. A few deep breaths, clearing my mind, clearing my mind, inhale, exhale, inhale, ….20 minutes later I exhale with a snort! Ah,that was an excellent meditation. I find you need to get a good nap in before you meditate so you don’t fall asleep while meditating. Now I can get down to business.
I don’t really know if I am meditating right. Does anyone? Bueller? What does it actually mean to be a good meditator? I don’t think there is any one way or any one correct way. And what exactly are we supposed to be getting from the experience? Pema Chodron says, “We don’t sit in meditation to become good meditators. We sit in meditation so that we’ll be more awake in our lives.” I find that she is right, after I wake up from my nap of course.