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The One Mistake People Make When Meditating

“If you go into meditation with an unrealistic expectation of ‘mind, stop thinking,’ you’re always going to feel like a failure and you’re going to quit.”

– Emily Fletcher

The Common Misconception About Meditation


Ever feel like your mind just won’t shut up during your meditation practice?

When you catch yourself “thinking,” do you start thinking about how you’re thinking?

Founder of Ziva Meditation, Emily Fletcher, shares her insight on the highly relatable mistake people make when meditating.

From this 2-minute video, you’ll understand:

  • The deep and widespread misconception on meditation that has led to this phenomenon;
  • The two main umbrellas of meditation practiced around the world;
  • Emily’s modern-day meditation technique to liberate you from this mental prison.

Here’s a great insight from the video:

“…the point of meditation is to get good at life, not to get good at meditating.”

– Emily Fletcher


Can you relate with the misconceptions mentioned in the video above?

And what’s your main goal with your meditation practice?

Share it in the comments below!


If you want to become more compassionate and productive, Emily Fletcher's Masterclass on Meditation for Super Performance is absolutely FREE and plays on Mindvalley Academy.

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