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.
- How do you position yourself during meditation?
- Have you considered going to a short meditation retreat?
- Does meditation need to be done the same time every day?
- How do you meditate to get focused?
- How do you keep yourself focused on meditation?
- At times I have difficulty staying awake when I meditate in the morning. Does it happen to you too? How do you stay awake?
- What good meditation resources/apps do you use once you’ve progressed from the in-app ones?
- What changes do you see in yourself when you meditate daily?
- My mind drifts off too much during meditation, what should I do about it?
- I meditate often but can’t seem to to do it daily. It feels like a waste of time when I’m working. How can I get over this?