Waiting sometimes seems to take forever. And what do we do while waiting for someone or something to happen? Eat, drink, talk, listen to music, watch tv, bite the nails, send messages, get annoyed, pick an argument with someone, stare aimlessly at whatever is in sight - anything to relieve the boredom and frustration.
We spend our lives hunting for something that has a very limited life span, sometimes lasting only seconds (see sex). Whatever that rush of fireworks in the blood is; winning the lottery, making a billion, getting on the volleyball team, there will be a fall. We've known this forever (see Greek tragedy) and yet we never learn.
Despite having such big rewards, there are myths about meditation that can stop people getting started or make them quit before they get to reap the benefits possible. Below we explore what some of these common misunderstandings are - so you can enjoy the inner peace, contentment and consciousness shifts that come from meditating regularly.