The #1 Reason Why People Can’t Meditate!
by Robin Byrne, Guest Contributor / Raise Your Vibration Today
Here’s why many people say “I can’t meditate!” and a few thoughts on how do deal with this common meditation struggle: “I can’t meditate because my mind won’t stop thinking…”
As a meditation mentor this is one statement I hear over and over. It’s where most students will decide that meditation cannot work for them. This is a statement created by the mind to trick you into not learning how to tame it! It is not based on any reality or experience.
Just because you think something doesn’t make it true! Our brains give us a lot of bad information. Our issue is, of course, that we tend to believe everything we think. BIG MISTAKE!! Don’t fall for this trap. Learning to meditate is a skill everyone can learn. It’s not rocket science, but it does take practice. You can do this.
So please before you dismiss this wonderful practice read on and see if I can’t convince you to give meditation a second chance.
What you must do to meditate is decide to learn and stick with it. Meditation is a simple brain exercise that will, with practice, train your brain to focus on one thing at a time.
Meditation will slow down your thoughts enough so that you will be able to notice a break between thoughts. Instead of the rapid fire thoughts coming every 2 seconds you begin to develop a gentler, kinder thought habit. This is where meditations benefits are seen.
Just like anything you have ever learned since the day you were born practice is needed to learn this new task. With repetition, your training becomes a habit and a mighty useful one at that! You become calmer, more thoughtful and more resilient.
So where do you start? Good coaching can make all the difference in the world to a successful outcome. You can read a book, take a class, meet with a mentor or follow some guided meditations from You Tube. The resources are vast.
The greatest obstacle is your own thinking and the resistance your brain has been giving you. You wouldn’t let your unruly puppy dictate its own training right? The same is true with training your brain. You must take charge, override the commentary, doubts and griping and set a clear intention.
You can do this. I can help with mentoring
Your brain will thank you.
The Meditation Addict
About the Author: Robin Byrne is a licensed therapist and knowledgeable meditation specialist from Scottsdale, Arizona. Check her out over at r3meditation.com! Reprinted with explicit written permission.