How to mess up your meditation

misbelieves about mediation

Meditation is easy. But it’s also easy to mess it up. There are some deeply rooted misbelieves about mediation which some of us can’t seem to get out of their heads.

And these 3 are the most common ones:

I can’t meditate because I can’t stop my thinking

This is the most common misconception concerning meditation. Have you really ever tried to stop your thoughts? It’s impossible! You will be thinking about stopping your thoughts all the time. It will make you go nuts. Meditation is (partly) about being aware of your thinking and slowly and softly moving your mind towards more awareness and consciousness.

Meditation takes years of practice and I don’t have time for that. Got stuff to do.

False! Meditation has nothing to do with wandering off to mountain and sit on top of it in lotus for the next 20 years. Well, you could do that of course, but who’s going to look after your cat while your gone? Practice meditation doesn’t mean you have to get rid of all your possessions and dedicate your life to sitting still. Meditation can be used as a tool to make your life, career, relationships etc. more worthwhile.

Even 5 seconds of sitting in full lotus is torture

Do you think that chairs were common goods when Buddha was alive? He sat on the floor his whole life. His pelvis was naturally conditioned to sitting this way without discomfort. We westerners grew up with sitting in chairs. Just make sure your back is straight while your meditating. Discomfort and aches only interfere with your meditation. Avoid them by making yourself comfortable.

Lots of Love, Sophia
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