Initial encounters, however, can be quite the opposite, especially for people of our times. Our minds race, make to-do lists, become agitated; our bodies fidget. We are easily distracted, want to turn the dial, flip the page. On the job and in our homes, we multitask, dividing our attention from the actions and experiences we’re engaged in.
What we find, though, is that meditation is somehow easier when performed with others. In Christian tradition, Jesus said,
Wherever two or three are gathered together in my name [that is, power], there I am also.