If this doesn't do it you could keep your eyes partially or fully open and focused on a particular object or use your sight to look broadly as this often helps develop a connection to your surroundings.
Getting a little sleepy is ok as long as you stay awake and to be honest even if you do fall asleep it's not the end of the world meditation is for your benefit and if sleep is what it leads to maybe that's really what your body needs!
- Which meditation do you practice on a daily basis?
- What do you guys think when you meditate? Doesn’t your mind wander sometimes? Or is it actually the main point of meditation, where we clear our mind completely and focus on the topic?
- Which type of meditation do you like to practice most?
- What is the community common experience regarding meditation?
- I do wonder how many participate in the different types of medication. I am assuming mindfulness is most popular though Contemplative is growing. Does anyone do TM any more?
I stare at one point on the wall if I am sitting down or a point on the ceiling if I am lying down.
It is similar to the meditation where you have to focus on a candle flame rather than keeping your eyes closed.
- What is meditation for you? What else do you experience as if meditating? Is meditation a specific activity?
- What meditation is the most beneficial when you’re new to meditation?
- Do you vary your times, or meditate more than once?
- What time of day do you most like to meditate?
- What’s your best meditation experience to date?
- How do you manage to concentrate and not be disturbed by noise and other thoughts while meditating?
- What do you observe while meditating? What is on your mind?
- Have you seen any conscious changes in your daily routines? If so what are they?
- Is it wrong to meditate while lying down?
- How “deep” does one go into meditation? I feel that I stay quite aware of my surroundings. Is this OK?