"People are always telling me that the end is insight," said longtime Buddhist practitioner, Andrew Miller, of Nashville, Tennessee. "But I've been meditating for years, and I'm still clueless. Insight is nowhere in sight for me!"
Miller explained that he first began exploring Buddhist meditation as a means of dealing with anxiety. "They kept talking about insight, though," he said. "So I got on the bandwagon."
According to Miller, however, his daily meditation practice of sitting for 30 minutes in the morning and another 30 minutes in the evening, hasn't yielded any particular wisdom. "And I still make really dumb decisions," he said. "I'm kind of an idiot."
He laughed and added, "i am more relaxed, though, so that's something."
Miller's meditation teacher, Lisa Field, was more encouraging about his prospects, stating that she is confident that, despite his bouts of unmitigated stupidity, Miller is on the right path - if not to full enlightenment, hopefully to a less severe level of immaturity.
"He's doing great," she said. "The first step toward insight is what we call beginner's mind or 'don't know' mind. He's got that part down. So there's nowhere for him to go but up."