Be prepared to face your obstacles
It is very common when we are starting to learn how to do meditation, for all kinds of obstacles to come in our way.
instance we might sit down and go within and our mind just goes crazy
with thoughts we cannot seem to control.
Or out of nowhere unwanted
feelings come to surface, we feel restless and irritated or maybe we are
fighting feelings of hunger or wanting to go sleep instead. Then, one of the most frequent ways of
thinking grasps a hold of our mind:
Judgements, Negativity of Discouragement
We start to wonder if what we are doing is correct. We doubt if meditation is for us and are asking ourselves if all this effort is worth the benefits.
Not knowing how to deal with these kind of obstacles that are coming our way, we fail to follow through and practice meditation on a regular basis. We start and stop and before we know it we have put practicing meditation on hold.
There are some basic points and a self awareness exercise we can offer you to help you learn how to overcome these obstacles and
guide you to the heart of the matter on how to hold your focus in
Learning how to deal with the obstacles
right from the start when learn how to do meditation is crucial as it keeps
you on a learning curve where you are experiencing the benefits and
changes from your practice and are motivated to practice on a regular
basis. Practicing on a regular basis is the secret to learning
In our culture there are also common misconceptions and myths on how to do meditation going around. It is important to be familiar with these in order to not have them stop us from succeeding in our practice. You can read more about these misconceptions in the 10 Myths about Meditation.