I think it depends on the kind of meditation. If it's just mindfulness I try to keep my mind still and not think about anything or focus on my breathing if it is a meta meditation that focuses on feelings of gratefulness I try to think and focus on the feeling. You have to find the kind of meditation that works for you since there are many explore and find one you like.
I try to make an image in between my mind and focus on that. It may be of a mountain, river or rain and hear the background noise of music, concentrating on my breathing.
Nothing. Just focus on your breath. Then I imagine I am miles above the earth. I am then thankful I can sit, undisturbed, no worries about famine, war, or sickness. So, I guess my answer is i think about gratitude.
- What are the advantages you see with meditation in a group?
- I wonder if there are others who have trouble visualizing, while meditating? Is yes, can you do it now? If yes, what did you do that allowed you to visualize? I am so frustrated! TIA.
- It’s so easy to stop meditating and not get back into it. How do I persist with my practice even when it seems like I don’t have time or patience for it?
- Does anyone use a candle when they meditate?
- Does anybody use a meditation pillow? And do you meditate first thing in the morning or later?
- How long before you feel that meditation is working?
- What is your practice like? Do you ever find yourself avoiding meditation?
- Why do you choose to meditate? Is it because of how it makes you feel?
- Is better if you meditate with more people?
- How long do you usually meditate and what’s in your mind when meditating? How efficiently keep concentrating?