- What kind of meditation has been fruitful for you?
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- I am new to meditation. I usually do guided meditations. I don’t really know what to do in the quiet spaces, my mind wanders. How do I use this time productively?
- How do you meditate longer? I can only meditate for 5 minutes, then I feel anxious.
- Do you have a favorite time of the day to meditate?
Focus on breath and on regaining emotional and physical stability before the next distraction comes. Repeat as needed.
If you can't remove yourself, get some headphones, download some tranquil music, this will help drown out the noise. Close your eyes.
I really enjoy this meditation that you can do in any environment. The key is to observe physical sensations, thoughts, emotions with a curiosity and an openness regardless of the environment. Of course, it is also nice to have other meditations where it’s more quiet. Perhaps you could try mini meditations in your car or in the bathroom or something. Tell your loved ones that you need to do some quiet time. This could be in the evening or the morning. Even one minute is meaningful. All the best 🙂
Then of course there is the ambient noise. I just listen to it and don’t try to resist it, but I don’t “think” about it either. The best way I’ve figured out how to do this is to catch myself when I’m thinking in words, and instead feel the feelings. My loud and needy cat is scratching at the door while I’m trying to meditate? If I start thinking, “This has got to be the most annoying cat in the world. If it’s not one thing it’s another. Why can’t I get an effing second to myself,” I try to stop the flow of words going through my head and instead focus on the physical feelings it is producing in my body. This is helpful because somehow it allows me to aknowledge my irritation, accept it, and move on. Then it just becomes a sound. I don’t think meditating is about resisting the sounds and feelings and whatever other stimuli is being picked up by your senses, I think it’s about learning to coexist with them and react appropriately to them.
- How much time does it take to make meditation a habit?
- How do you meditate when you’re not in the spiritual mood and nothing feels connective?
- What is meditation definition?
- What are different ways of improving focus while I am studying? Can meditation help me in this?
- What does meditation mean?
- Can l meditate lying down?
- What does meditation do?
- Should I meditate in silence or with peaceful music?
- What are some of your difficulties with meditation and how do you cope with them/maintain focus?
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