Meditation for minds that won’t shut up.
Already a perfect mediator, sitting for hours a day with pristine blissful mental clarity? Then this blog isn’t for you.
This is for people who when they think of meditating, go “ I’d like to, but fat chance getting this yappy choir of commentary inside my head to zip it”
Know what’s cool? It doesn’t need to. Really, it doesn’t. All you have to do is show up. Let me explain.
There are a bazillion types of mediation. All are awesome. The common denominator of them all tho, is the act of observing. So when we’re meditating, it’s not about not having thoughts, it’s about observing them. That doesn’t mean analyzing them. It means just letting them fly. So, in essence, all you have to do is show up! How cool is that?!
So what I suggest, is that you set the parameter of time. Sit down, set a timer for 5 or 10 minutes, hit start, close your eyes, watch your breathe like it were someone else’s, then whatever happens, happens! You probably won’t get past two breathes before you start thinking about food, or Netflix shows, or how epic the post quarantine parties will be. It doesn’t matter. Let those thoughts flow. Don’t try to stop them. When you want to focus on something, watch your breathe, but it’s not better or worse if you’re thinking about Tiger King the whole time or observing your breathe. In fact that 5 or 10 minutes isn’t likely to be very relaxing at all at the start. And it may seem like forever. BUT….you’ll notice something when you’re done. It’s after your finished when the benefits become apparent. You’ll feel more relaxed and mentally efficient. Then you’ll actually start looking forward to meditating! Because it will serve as a way to get to that post mediation relaxation and efficiency.
So I invite you to give mediation a try. Maybe 10 mins a day will take you places you didn’t think possible. All you have to do is show up.