The first is the context (if you will) in which people meditate. Most often it's a context of getting somewhere, some place, a better place, a purer place. Inside of this context, this isn't that place - or it's not that place yet. The context has you meditate to become better if not different, purer. You're sure things will go better when you're in that place.
The second is the direction (if you will) of meditation is to take you inward ie inside. But it's an illusion (albeit a cherished illusion) that who you are is located inside. All that's inside is machinery and hamburger. On the contrary, who you are, and where Life itself as it's lived, and living really happen, is out-here. And so meditation creates and fortifies brain patterns which draw you inside, and which habitually continue drawing you inside.
What's more useful I said (since you'll be creating brain patterns anyway) is to create brain patterns directed out-here where Life itself and living actually happen, and which habitually continue drawing you out-here where Life itself and living actually happen.
The third is meditating purely as a health regimen along with other physical regimens like exercise. Coming from being already alright (no place to go, nothing to get) while recognizing Life itself and living happen out-here, arguably transforms meditation. In actuality, transformation recontextualizes (I love that word) meditation.
I could tell it distinguished meditation in a way she'd never considered before. But meditation's really not my bailiwick. I was using meditation (riffing off meditation, if you will) to introduce her to transformation. She may not follow up. And then again, she may. Either way I'm really fine with her. She's in a good place - wherever it is.
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