Problems in Meditation
One of the tools I’ve been working on over the past months has been mediation. It was brought up first by Rabbi Pam, then with another person in the wellness center. Trying it at home, I’ve had mixed results. I have a few sites that I visit for guided meditation, finding that I need that “other person” to lead me. On my own, I find it is more difficult for me.
Lately, even the guided mindful meditations are not working. My mind keeps reaching out, moving from one thing to another. My place also is not very quiet, with the constant sound of traffic passing by, noises from other apartments, the hiss of the radiator when the steam comes up. Those noises are more easily dealt with. Sirens, not so much.
The three articles I’ve provided links for (above) give some help, in my opinion, to help the novice mediator. I guess part of my “problem” is that I expect to achieve the peace and tranquility right away, every time. I haven’t been focusing on the now, taking each attempt at mediation for what it is at that time. So, frustrated, I’ll let time pass by before trying it again.
That is not the way to gain anything.
So…setting aside the time each day, as I’ve done with the prayers, is what I will do. Not try, do (Master Yoda!).
Posted on March 5, 2013, in Caring, counseling, Friends, Healing, Inspiration, Love, Meditations, Mindfulness, Prayers, Spiritual, Therapy, Transformation and tagged being in the moment, coping, counseling, depression, focus, giving thanks, God, hope, Loneliness, love, mental health, patience, pure soul, Talking to God. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.