Meditating on compassion brings change

The term “monkey mind” describes me perfectly. There’s always something clamoring for attention up there.

My attempts at meditation usually went something like this: Deep breath in, deep breath out, hmmm … do I need to add money to Ben’s lunch account? Speaking of lunch, what will I eat today — a salad or sandwich? Gosh, 20 minutes is a long time to sit here.

by Jessica Thiel