Don't get comfortable

A couple of years ago I was at a meditation retreat, and my teacher Maharishi was hosting a meeting. A couple of people had shared that their recent experience of meditating had been uncomfortable.

Maharishi’s response… Who said it was supposed to be comfortable?

That has stuck with me. Hardly anything meaningful, and hardly any growth, is comfortable.

We teach that in a successful practice you do work you love, with people you like, the way you want. As part of living a life by design.

I think people sometimes misinterpret that as ‘it should be comfortable.’ It isn’t.

Comfortable is the wrong aim.