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.
If you can't remove yourself, get some headphones, download some tranquil music, this will help drown out the noise. Close your eyes.
Focus on breath and on regaining emotional and physical stability before the next distraction comes. Repeat as needed.
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 🙂
- What kind of meditation do you practice.
- Do you have a meditation guide that you recommend or a particular teacher that you feel is very helpful for a beginner?
- When’s your favorite time of day to meditate?
- What is the best way and when is the best time to meditate
- Do you find guided or unguided meditation helps to clear your mind more?
- Is there a certain position you find that works better? It seems harder to focus when I try to sit super straight.
- Do you prefer guided mediations or just calming sounds? Do you have any tips to make master meditation?
- Can you meditate properly laying down?
- How do you position yourself when you meditate? Do you sit, lie down, or stand?
- What do you visualise when meditating??