I used to get irritable whenever anyone would suggest I try meditation. I'd already decided it didn’t suit me: I get distracted easily, fidget intensely and look nothing like Sting. In conversation, the subject of meditation turned people I thought I knew into preachy, new age jerks. A friend of mine once said something to the tune of, "I think it really changed my life; it's enlightening," and at the time I was hoping she'd fall through a loose sewer grate.
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