Life is short. We can live it in lost thought, or we can choose to be present as life unfolds around us.
The mind can be a weird place. Accepting what comes and goes takes practice. But doing so can help us to be less judgemental. Not just of ourselves but of others too. So we become more at ease with the world around us.
When you will meditate for some days or weeks. You will start to notice something. Maybe you’re a little more attentive to thoughts. Or a bit conscious of your emotions. That awareness helps us begin to better understand the mind. And, as a result, we start to experience an entirely new perspective.
Seeing your mind clearly is useful. It can help you to respond more skillfully to difficult situations. And it can help you find another place in your mind. A place of calm that’s always there.
Unpleasant sensations can happen. Maybe you’ve got an itch or some anxiety or even some discomfort. Rather than running away from them. Allow them to arise and be curious instead. They’ll help you get to know your mind a little better.
The idea of effort is a bit weird when you meditate. Meditation is about letting go, not trying, not doing anything in fact. Don’t worry about achieving anything. Just sit back and enjoy being present in the world.
Meditating constantly can be difficult. But there are ways to make it easier. Try to anchor ⚓ your practice to another party of your routine. Like brushing your teeth. Wake up and think : brush your teeth, meditate, shower.
Meditation isn’t quite what people imagine it to be. It’s about changing your relationship with your thoughts and feelings. And learn to view them with new perspective. You’ll ocationaly get distracted and forget. But that’s okay. It just takes practice.
Meditation is not about stoping your thoughts. It’s more like a skill. It takes practice to improve. All you need to do is set aside a little time each day. And you will feel more comfortable with your mind in no time.
Mindfulness training leads to happier and healthier life.