I’ve tried to meditate, but never got it to work. I’ve focused on my breath, let ideas go past unnoticed, and still haven’t gotten to the peaceful state described in writings about meditation. Serenity now!
Ohio State University Associate Professor of Psychology Ruchika Prakash says that meditation is actually very difficult. She’ll be the November 12 speaker at Ohio State’s Science Sundays, sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences. The event is free and open to the public, so get a quick overview of it here and then attend. Afterwards, maybe you’ll find you’re better than I am about attending to your breath and being in the moment. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to break off abruptly here and stare at the dog with the fluffy tail that just walked past my window.