I love that quote about the method — or rather the way that one embraces the method — becomes the trap. This applies well beyond meditation. In fact, I first encountered that idea in studying philosophy of science. Paul Feyerabend discussed the idea that we often make scientific progress when we venture outside what we consider “normal science” (the method). But so often, we get caught up in trying to follow the method, we become codependent on it. We then lose the benefits that we originally saw from it.

Written by

Author of “The Wabi-Sabi Way” and “Be, Think, Do”. Subscribe to my newsletter “Woolgathering”: https://goo.gl/UhzUYL.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store