Asking the question ‘Why meditate?’, Neil McKinlay reflects upon meditation as becoming familiar with. In the course of this, he links his familiarity with impulsivity – the act of responding in habitual ways – to events unfolding in and around his home. This reveals a tentative answer to that potent inquiry, a sense of why he practices today.
Ep. 10: Familiar With Impulsivity
About the Host
Neil McKinlay has long been fascinated by the intersection of spiritual practice and so-called ordinary living. As a partner and parent, author and swim coach, he has sought to understand the ways these roles influence and are influenced by his longstanding engagement with meditation. As a teacher of somatic meditation, he encourages his students to ask similar questions of their own practice and life.