It can be helpful to use a knotted cord or string of beads too. Each time you inhale and exhale, focus on passing one bead or knot through your fingers. Doing this on a strand or cord gives your mind a tangible bit of progress, but over time it also helps with the purpose of meditation – the strand or cord reverses and you begin again, renewing the calm and stillness in your mind.
What I mean by that is I just don’t worry about it. If I lose focus that’s ok. It has always seemed to me that “focus” is not a helpful way to think about it anyway. It’s more just being present and aware without stress or rumination.
So when I find myself getting frustrated, I just remind myself that simply taking the time to sit with no distractions is already a success. There is really no such thing as a “bad” meditation session – and then I relax and give my mental self a little pat on the head and just count my breaths for a while.
If my thoughts start taking me away I just take a deep breath and reset to my presence
- What is the actual process of meditation? What should I actually do during Meditation? What should I think about?
- Hey fabulous people do find it best to meditate first thing in the morning ?
- What specific skill is most important in meditation?
- What is in your mind when you meditate?
- What do you do to get back in the groove when you’re interrupted while meditating?
- Could you meditate after school?
- What is the difference between mind voice and intuition voice? How to make a difference between them?
- Summer is pretty much here where I live- kids schedule changes pretty dramatically and there are usually family and friend events that need a lot of planning and dedication towards which throws me off my work schedule and even my daily routine and rituals. How do you all stay on track with your daily routine and work schedule when summer comes and kids and family schedules change ?
- Please how do I meditate? What’s the procedure?
- What are some common thoughts you have that are resistant to meditating? How do you cope with them, both during meditation and not?