Watching myself inwardly and resisting my urges to pick up my cell phone again. 😄
- Sit comfortably. It’s best not to lean against anything, as I might fall asleep.
- Close my eyes.
- Fix my attention on my breath or on my third eye.
- As soon as I realize I’ve gone off into my thoughts, I fix my attention again.
- After my meditation, I stay in this state of presence as long as possible.
What if I can’t meditate?
I don’t meditate “well” or “badly”.
Thoughts are natural. It’s best to accept them, and let them pass like clouds in the sky without becoming attached to them.
The mind is not used to not thinking. It’s like asking an untiring monkey to calm down.
If I can’t concentrate, or if a thought keeps coming back, it’s because an emotion is present. I can accept it and observe it in my body.
If nothing changes, there may be an emotional wound to explore. I discover how to deal with my emotions.
What is the purpose of meditation?
Meditation is not :
- A means of escaping reality.
- A goal to reach.
- An effort to be made.
Meditation is :
- A state where I observe myself.
- A way of being here and now, present.
- Total acceptance of what’s happening.
If meditation arouses rejection in me, it’s because it is opposed to my beliefs. Ever since I was a child, I’ve believed in always doing, being useful, moving forward, achieving goals. But meditation is about :
- Settling down.
- Doing nothing.
- Having no expectations.
My brain always wants to be in action, whereas meditation invites inaction.
For a long time, I avoided meditating because it bored me deeply. I still often feel apprehensive, as if I were wasting my time. However, my intuitive guidance invites me more and more to inner observation. This allows me to be more present in my life, and to avoid flying over it by constantly projecting myself into the past or the future. So I persevere, and feel the benefits more and more.
When to meditate?
Meditation is a practice that takes me out of the daily race against time.
It’s a beneficial commitment, as long as it’s regular. I can commit to 10 minutes a day.
I can also meditate when :
- I’m waiting (for a train, an appointment…).
- I’m stressed.
- I feel like it.
“Time spent meditating accumulates like savings, it’s never wasted.”–Amma–
Benefits of meditation
Nobody doubts them.
Meditation is a way to relax, particularly recommended in case of :
During scientific experiments, some regular meditators have demonstrated extraordinary abilities:
Meditations are recommended by most spiritual masters.
They allow me to :
- Awaken spiritually.
- Refocus on my inner self.
- Become aware of my blockages.
- Channel: receive messages in the form of images or thoughts.
When I’m in this state where thoughts, mind and ego no longer have a hold on me, after a while I connect to the energy of unconditional love that unifies everything. This gives me a feeling of inner peace. However, reaching this state should not be an ego goal.
How to meditate simply?
Meditating is not for everyone. Forcing myself may be counter-productive. It may not be my path, or not for the moment.