Zen

Q. Whenever I meditate, I start crying. What does this signify?

A. In the beginning of your meditation as a novice, you can undergo such experience for a while when you are involved in strong concentration. There are people who start laughing, or even singing. These phenomena are the surfacing of your repressed emotions stored in your unconsciousness.

However, if you continue to start crying every time you practise, you are not practising in the right way. I’d like to advise you to refocus on your question, koan when you sense that you are on the point of starting to cry, or to trace back where your crying is from. If you can find the root of your crying, you will be said to have finished your practice.

©Boo Ahm

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