Meditation: Because some questions can’t be answered by Google
Meditate, meditate, meditate…. is one of the most common answers I intuitively receive when I hear the question, “how do I get through these challenging times? (And come out in one piece on the other end!?)”
Eckhart Tolle says in his book, The Power of Now, that “all negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.”
Meditation helps you access the power of being present. It encourages you to take your attention away from the constant stream of thoughts in your mind (thoughts about the past and future) and focus on the present moment (where you’ll find peace and intuitive answers to your questions).
There are many forms of meditation available, so I often get the questions, “Which one should I do? Where do I start first?”
For those new to meditation or have a difficult time practicing regularly, I recommend a guided meditation that walks you through connecting to your body and breath. For those that find it difficult sitting still and focusing, even if only for a few minutes, do not fret! You’re doing it right Simply notice your discomfort and gently return your attention back to the breathe as often as you can and for as long as you can. At some point you will begin to find comfort in the practice of stillness, a very fruitful reward during these adverse times.
I enjoy listening to meditation music and doing mantras as a way to calm and ground myself before meditating. Below are a list of some of my favourite meditations:
Guided Breathing Meditation with Kim Eng – https://youtu.be/67SeR3LxtdI
AHH Meditation for Manifesting with Wayne Dyer – https://youtu.be/a3pWHKc3evQ
I am That Meditation with Wayner Dyer – https://youtu.be/HiTtEQ_X2o8
Wishing you grace and ease,