“Instead of meditating to become better at your job, rid yourself of addiction, or solve some sort of problem in your life, meditate to meditate. The act of meditating every day will carry over into everything else you do. People find themselves magically quitting smoking, drinking less, fighting less and feeling less anxious after a few weeks of regular meditation. It’s not a miracle; it’s just you giving your mind some time to reflect.”

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