It's that dark place I go back to from time to time, hopefully less often as I get older, but I still find myself there, especially during the grindiest of grindiest work grinds. You know what I'm talking about, don't you? When colleagues are all on edge, fed up with one another, fed up with the monotony, the routine, acting on their spite, their envy, usually passive aggressively, but acting on it nevertheless. A feeding frenzy of civilized adults occurs. We become sharks with cold, dark hearts, dead eyes. Get out of the tar pit and bask in the spring sun. Feel the warmth. Radiate. Glow.
Read the below two pages from Jon Kabat-Zinn. His words might provide you with a little motivation to continue your mindfulness practice. Jack Kornfield likes to remind us that approching meditation or other mindfulness practices as if they are "grim duties" can defeat the purpose of the whole thing. Download the episode of the Mind/Body/Spirit Podcast where I read this excerpt.