What's The Best Meditation - Eyes Open or Closed?

The mind is like a bat…

It’s always flapping around, distracted by anything and everything.

If you put the bat in a dark box (closing your eyes) it will flap about just as much as if you open the box (opening your eyes).

My monk teacher advised me to alternate between open-eyes and closed-eyes meditation to get used to both.

There are powerful lessons which can be learned from doing both which you may miss if just sticking to one method.

Ultimately though, you may come to realize neither type of meditation is “best” or even needed.

In fact, as the batty mind is observed more and more it will become clear you are not the mind.

It’s not even yours.

- Mike Cheney