Does this meditation cushion make me look fat? (And other important questions)

One morning I had a vision. There was a meadow surrounded by a flock of geese, preparing to descend upon the water at one time. They marched to a beat, an invisible drum pounding like something you’d see in a war film. In this vision, I was a beaming ray of light walking on the water to the center. I had a message for the geese, and in a moment I flashed awake and found meditation to be the answer to finding complete and total inner peace. 

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How mindfulness meditation created a life-changing "gap"

One cold, dreary Colorado winter morning, my dog woke me up. Like every other day, she wanted to go outside. But unlike every other day, a shocking, embarrassing rage consumed me. I was angry, tired and frustrated that I had this dog to wake me up when I had been happily sleeping. I angrily marched upstairs from my basement apartment, opened the door to let her out and angrily flung it shut behind her. 

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