When I tell people that I teach meditation, a common response I hear is “I tried to meditate and I just can’t do it. I can’t stop thinking.” Well, guess what? Everyone can learn to meditate! All you need to do is WANT to learn and practice!
The biggest misconception people have is that when you meditate you stop all thoughts and make your mind go blank. That is virtually impossible. Our brains are wired to think. When we learn to meditate, we learn to observe our thoughts and let them go. We focus our attention on an anchor (for example: our breath, a word or phrase, an image) and when we notice that our mind has wandered, we gently bring our attention back to our anchor. I know…easier said than done. But, like any new skill that you want to learn, you need to practice. The more you practice, the easier it becomes.
I have been meditating for several years and it amazes me how much easier it is to quiet my mind. When I notice myself repeating and rehashing the same thoughts over and over, I pause and come back to the present moment where everything is exactly as it is. So much more peaceful to live in the present moment. Give it a try!
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