Bill Morgan, PsyD,
is a clinical psychologist specializing in couples psychotherapy. He has practiced mindfulness meditation throughout his adulthood, including more than 6 years of silent retreats. He is a founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.
Leadership in these challenging times requires sensitivity, discernment, and wise action. Mindfulness meditation is a vehicle that can cultivate and strengthen these qualities. Yet despite the growing popularity of mindfulness in our culture, much continues to be lost in translation, and the depth and power of these practices have not been made fully accessible to our present-day context.
Why do we struggle to meditate regularly? Why does it feel like another “should?” Why is it that we can experience a sense of wonder immediately when we look at a sunset, but feel only restlessness and a sense of failure when we close our eyes to meditate? Why is it so often a dry and cognitive exercise in futility?