Perhaps try to speak your thoughts aloud and every time you find your self speaking pull your mind from that thought, quiet your lips, and return to focused meditation. Mindfulness just takes practice. Meditation is that practice but it's not easy and won't come to you quickly necessarily. As long as you are aware of what your mind is doing and where it is going you can return it to your meditation.
I tend to focus on breathing and the flow of prana in my body, trying to concentrate on gratitude when my mind wanders off.
Use guided meditation! Guided meditation helps me focus on my breath instead of my own wandering thoughts. This app has many great options!
Concentrate on one specific thing such as counting, a river flowing, or clouds passing by. When a new thoughts comes along, watch it go down the river or float away on a cloud.
- Does maintaining an upright seated position while meditating get easier with practice?
- How do you meditate outside house, say at work, without attracting too much attention of people around?
- Do you ever meditate while lying on your back? Is this a valid way to meditate?
- I usually meditate by lying over the ground and closing my eyes… can I do it while doing other postures like Yoga and how to do it
- What’s you’re advice for someone with severe pain syndrome or fibromyalgia? When having bad days, it’s so hard to stick to the routines, the chain breaks so soon and it have physical and emotional pain everytime.
- Do you only use meditate as a point of focus or for anything else? Visualization, reflection, prayer?
- which part of the day do you feel is the best time for you to meditate? thanks!
- What is an ideal duration for meditating? What time of the day/night? Does it matters?
- Sitting on thr floor upright is painful for my back. Are there any suggestions on how to improve my meditation posture?
- Do any of y’all use headspace as a meditation app? How’s it going?