Suffering is winning, happiness takes to much effort

Researchers are exploring whether a technology called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can help make meditation easier and get more people to do it regularly.

I ran into this article yesterday, describing how few of us Americans continue a Meditation/Mindfulness practice.

“Too impatient to meditate? A mild shock to the scalp could help. The benefits of being mindful take time, but there might be a way to speed them up.”

By Dana G. Smith 

My two cents: If you trace Soto Zen Buddhism’s birth, the journey goes back 2500 years. The first 500 survived through word of mouth.


People understood the path was arduous, it took courage and perseverance everyday.


A pill or a machine will not help you.


The hardships of practice are an important part of our inner discovery.


Reading a book or taking a course has nothing to do with actual practice.


20 focused minutes everyday combined with application is all it takes.


If you need a pill for that, you will give up anyway.


If we need mindfulness to be easy, why waste your time.


It takes an ardent commitment and courage applied each day to accomplish our goal.

2 responses to this post.

  1. I can’t believe they offer this to help meditate? But I suppose I’m not surprised. 😉 Your two cents is very wise Marty. The process of the practice is the gift and leads us into presence naturally. 🙏🏻

  2. Meditation needs your intense focus not a pill or a shock

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