Friday, 2 August 2013

How This 1 Tip Can Help You With Meditation

Do you ever find it difficult to clear your mind of all thoughts when you meditate?

Do your thoughts start to wander?

Do you get sick of counting your breaths, or listening to the clock ticking?

It happens to me, so I'm gonna guess that this happens to others as well.  It's not that easy to clear your mind of all thoughts, especially if we've got a busy day ahead of us, things to do, places to go, people to meet.

And trying to "release" all thought can end in frustration, which is counter-productive to meditating!  You end up getting mad at yourself for not being able to meditate.

I've recently discovered a little trick which helps me immensely with be honest with you,  I can't believe it took me this long.

Now, admittedly this trick works best in the warm weather, but here it is.

Meditate outside, or with a window open.  While you're doing this, pay attention to all the little sounds you hear outside.  Try and keep track of everything.

This morning, while meditating with my bedroom windows open I heard the sound of traffic, people chit-chatting, children laughing, someone knocking on a door, another person walking by, pulling either a suitcase or a trolley of some sort, birds, a fly buzzing, and general banging and clanging of nearby construction.

Afterwards, I felt completely blissed out.

Why did this work?  Because I was focused on something outside of myself, and something that didn't hold any real meaning or emotions for me.  They were just sounds of people and nature going about their own business.  I had no internal intrusive thoughts ruin my bliss.  

I just felt light, and easy.  I was excited to get up and start my day.

Try it next time you meditate and see if it works for you.

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