Is your meditation practice turning into an obstacle course? Are you wondering whether you should be having any thoughts at all? Are you feeling more stress now that you’ve started meditating? It’s most likely that your original aim of seeking a meditation practice was to reduce stress, not to increase this task!
As a meditation instructor I’ve had students comment on the many obstacles they’ve encountered, the stressful a sense of not knowing if they do it right or even wondering if they’ll gain any of the benefits at all. Well, that sounds pretty stressful for me. In order to experience the great things about a meditation practice you might have be willing to get through some obstacles and having an idea of what those obstacles are, can develop a big difference in your approach to find techniques.
Following are some common obstacles you may encounter and some solutions which could work for you (obstacle: solution).
Obstacle: I do not have sufficient time!
Solution: Make meditation a daily learn. Placing your meditation practice on your everyday to-do list end up being a priority. Don’t meditate just anyone feel like it or when time allows. Meditation is really a discipline that takes practice and as soon as the benefits start showing up, they’ll reinforce your practice.
Obstacle: My mantra is too long/too short!
Solution: Remember that your mantra is just a vehicle for transport, don’t analyze it or wonder whether or not it’s working. It’s like a taxi that takes you to the airport, then leaves. Your mantra is a faint idea can disappear once it serves its objective.
Obstacle: I’m having too many intellect!
Solution: Accept that your thoughts are a member of the meditation process. Dynamics of your system is to think, which would mean that means that you can have many, many subconscious. Your thoughts will come and go, don’t analyze them, just observe them and let them go.
Obstacle: I want results now!
Solution: Let go of any expectations you may have regarding your meditation results. If you’re expecting to change overnight because you’re meditating for a week, it’s not going to come. Meditation is a process like baking; you gather, you mix, and a person definitely bake. Your goodies will turn up, so just keep going with it.
Obstacle: I’m too tense!
Solution: Relax and exercise effortlessly. Be gentle with yourself because meditation is an occasion for non-doing. If you stress over your meditation practice, you defeat the whole purpose of mind-calming exercise. Meditation should never be forced. If you force yourself, you’ll need struggle.
You may think these solutions are easier said than done, however, the outcome you get will be determined by your willingness to make the most of meditation such as stress-reduction, finding peace with yourself (and others), and much of all, living a healthier life.
It’s your meditation time, so don’t allow it to become a stress-related obstacle progression. Wonder no more whether you should be having thoughts or not; just delight in enjoying the benefits of stress-reduction and your original reason for wanting to be shown a meditation practice. Don’t forget that your commitment is yourself and who else.
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