VIDEO: The True Goal of Meditation

In her interview with PsychAlive Senior Editor Lisa Firestone, Dr. Donna Rockwell talks about the true goal of meditation. Watch or read the interview below.

…what meditation’s really about is not about getting to this state of always being able to be right here right now in the present moment.  What meditation is about is training the mind how to come back.  It’s really that’s all it’s about.

You know, we’re thinking about the kids and school and dinner and that’s always going to be true.  But what meditation teaches us how to do and mindfulness it’s how to return from all that discursiveness to this breath, to the here and now of this very moment.  So it’s not like trying to get rid of all that discursiveness.  It’s about learning how to return from it to now.

About the Author

Donna Rockwell, Psy.D. Dr. Donna Rockwell, Psy.D., L.P. is a licensed clinical psychologist, adjunct faculty member, community outreach worker, columnist, and mindfulness meditation teacher. Dr. Rockwell specializes in both mindfulness and celebrity mental health. She works with clients in her private practice and teaches public meditation classes. You can watch Dr. Rockwell on YouTube or read more of her blogs at The New Existentialists.

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