Oh come on, meditation is so easy why do you have a problem with it?
Yes, that is what I have heard from many different sources of teachings and traditions. But yes, meditation is hard, and yes dedicating time to make it happen is even harder. So why are we having this conversation?
Because instead of beating yourself up because you haven’t yet found the key and made it a part of your life, you should stop trying to meditate and begin with something else!
But you teach meditation?
Yes, but the bigger picture is that in our crazy world finding space just to take a breath can be hard enough, let alone trying to fit something else into it.
First of all, do not use words like mindfulness and meditation to describe what you are doing because it can have an adverse reaction to stimulating the ego into action. Sure things can start well enough, but probably without you knowing, your practice begins to falter and other things begin to distract.
My suggestion is simply to start by having a meeting with yourself on a regular basis.
What I mean by this is to sit and breath and discuss or scan inwardly how do I feel, am I relaxed, does my body have tension, do I have loving thoughts, do I feel calm?
The more questions you have, the more you can review the source of the feeling or emotion being presented, i.e. where is this feeling of anger coming from, is it because of something I did or something that has been done to me? This is where you can resolve many issues before they become a pattern in your life.
When you identify what the source of the issue is, then visualize breathing in white light and breathe out black or dark smoke. If you feel able when you breathe out, add the feeling or emotion that you have identified into this darkness.
Try doing this for a few weeks until you perhaps feel more equipped and ready to enter back into a regular meditation regime.
Meditation is work, as what you are striving to achieve is correcting the imbalances that have been deeply lodged in your subconscious.
Finally what I would say is that meditation is a tool and do not get hung up on not being either good at it or even being able to do it! The world of Spirit has many ways to get to the end result and if one doesn’t work for you then try another, just don’t give up or give in.
If all else fails try this yoga nidra I recorded. Click me!
Consider yourself blessed. XX