1. I can’t stop my thoughts.
Meditation isn’t about thought stopping. It is about thought awareness. Allowing your thoughts to move through your mind is much different than engaging them.
Example: I can’t forget to stop by the grocery store and get milk.
Engaging: Oh, and while I’m there I need hamburger. Hmmm, should I buy organic this time? Probably because it’s healthier. Oh, but it costs so much and my husband will complain, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…
Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit ~ Jeremy Taylor
2. I just don’t have time.
Meditation can be just as much about being aware of your breath when you are stopped at the intersection as it is sitting quietly, with your legs crossed and your fingers touched to your thumbs, chanting the word “OM.”
3. It’s boring.
Compared to what? Racing around 100 mph all day long trying to get it all done, and then spending the whole night trying to go to sleep, because you can’t turn off that incessant chatter in your mind and slip into dreamland.
Once you truly invest 100% in a mindfulness meditation practice the rewards will far outweigh any boredom you might experience in the initial stages. Trust me on this one.
Things I do for variety: focus on breath, use mantras or affirmations, listen to soft music, meditate on a lit candle or a picture (windows media player is amazing to focus on while the music is playing), use a guided relaxation tape.
Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh
4. I keep getting interrupted by outside noises: phone, family, remembering things I have to do.
Meditation is all about being in the moment. If the phone is ringing, calmly get up and turn it off, or turn down the volume on the answering machine. If your family keeps bugging you, learn how to meditate in short five minute spurts so the interruption is like a thought. You let it come in and flow out without breaking your awareness. If you keep remembering things you need to do, get a piece of paper and write them down as they come in, eventually your mind will quiet down and you can focus on your breath.
Don’t let your ego talk you out of pursuing something that can be extremely beneficial to your overall well-being.
There are tons of benefits for meditating. Here are just a few:
- better sleep
- decrease muscle tension which leads to headaches
- better relationships with others and self
- calmer and overall increased sense of well-being
“Om” your way to a calmer, happier you!
| PsychicAccess.com.Julie is a psychic Medium, healer, and spiritual educator from Wisconsin with a plethora of metaphysical credentials too long to list here. After her father’s passing, almost eighteen years ago, she fully embraced her natural gifts as a psychic Medium and now works full-time helping others all across the globe with spiritual readings and teachings from the beyond. She is the host of two radio shows, the owner of her own healing business since 2007, and heads an online University for international soul development (HSU). Julie is a Channel for Archangel Metatron, delivering clear messages to clients that transform their lives. If you’d like to experience this highly qualified and gifted metaphysician for yourself, you can find Julie at |
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