Should I meditate with my eyes open or closed?

For me, it all began with eyes closed.

It was the only way I could shut the world out which is what I thought we were supposed to be doing. Almost like closing a door.

Don’t disturb me I’m concentrating.

But for many I know eyes closed is more ‘fear inducing’ so they prefer eyes open.

I then found that having my eyes closed helped me to be less distracted by my surroundings. The trouble was I then began to rely on having my eyes closed, I felt it was the only way I could do it and it had become a habit.

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