meditation in silence

Dear Venerable,
Can we have a bad practice of meditation in silence, and if so, how can we correct ourselves to find a right practice?

Venerable Nyanadharo: What do you mean by poor practice of silent meditation? In fact, the only bad track in silent meditation concerns absorption, namely a state of pseudo inner well-being disconnected from everything that can happen in oneself and around oneself. This is why it is always recommended to keep the eyelids ajar in order to permanently maintain this fragile interior-exterior balance, a source of multiple and beneficial stimulations for our vigilance.

There is no good or bad meditation, because we also learn a lot from our mistakes: it is awareness that is essential.

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