Maria Eduarda Portes
Focus on breathing, maybe make a sound that you can focus on, if you can just let go of your thoughts and pay attention to your body
Don't go in with expectations or labels about peace or quiet or this or that. Start by just following your breath. Notice your thoughts as they arise and watch them. Then return to your breath. Always back to your breath. With practice the gaps between your brain wandering will reduce.
The first, and most important thing to remember when trying to meditate or quiet the mind is this: the more you actively attempt to quiet your mind, the harder it will be to quiet your mind. So, the trick is simply to observe your thoughts, and not interact with them. This is quite difficult sometimes, because we are so used to thinking, but eventually, with time and practice, your mind will quieten and you'll be at peace, mentally.
Nadine van Trier
It’s a process, you aren’t instantly or even consistently good at it. Peace comes in practice and is gradual until one day you notice you have more reserves to deal with life when you have meditated. You notice especially if you haven’t.
You don’t have to be great to start but you have to start to be great (eventually).
Close your eyes, have a darker environment surrounding you and the list goes on. The main point is your breath – each time you meditate, it is very likely you might need to work on breath focus. You can get help you that on an app I LOVE: Balance. Good luck, and good morning/afternoon/night!
Try to pay attention to ur breathing. For example, breathe in ur nose for 4 seconds and out ur mouth for 6 seconds. When those loud thoughts come into ur mind, keep bringing ur thoughts back to ur breathing to quiet them
In every meditation there are words:"just gentle notice it, without judgement". Just with practice. Your mind could wander, but you should gentle notice it and return to your meditation.
- What is meditation for you? What else do you experience as if meditating? Is meditation a specific activity?
- What meditation is the most beneficial when you’re new to meditation?
- Do you vary your times, or meditate more than once?
- What time of day do you most like to meditate?
- What’s your best meditation experience to date?
- How do you manage to concentrate and not be disturbed by noise and other thoughts while meditating?
- What do you observe while meditating? What is on your mind?
- Have you seen any conscious changes in your daily routines? If so what are they?
- Is it wrong to meditate while lying down?
- How “deep” does one go into meditation? I feel that I stay quite aware of my surroundings. Is this OK?