Beginner Meditation Series Week 2
This week in the Beginner Meditation Series we will explore distractions and one of the tools we can use to let them go. This is an essential practice because there is no such thing as a truly distraction free moment. If the environment doesn't create one then your mind or body most surely will! 😉
Understand that there is no right or wrong way to do meditation. Thus there is no doing this practice well or poorly. Just as the periods and seasons of your life shift and change so to do the mind's thought patterns and frequency. The only thing we can do is just bring consistent practice to witnessing those thoughts arise. That's where this practice comes in handy.
On days when you are restless or particularly stressed out the mind will find distractions and reasons to leave meditation. Some might even blame this on the ego, as I often do. One way to appease this aspect is to name the distraction. Name it as many times as you need to until it feels less pressing, then let the name go, watching it drift out of your consciousness.
This week we grow from 5 minutes of silence to 10. It can be a bit of a challenge at first. If that's the case for you, just take a deep breath and keep going. Over the course of time it will become easier and easier. Just like any exercise. This meditation starts with a few minutes of intro and guiding you into the practice, then you will be left to practice in silence until the bowl rings at the end.
Use this practice for one week, ideally at the same time each day. Enjoy.
For more info on getting started with meditation check out the links below