There was a time when the idea of sitting down or making time to meditate seemed like one of the most frustrating tasks on my daily to-do list. It seemed like when I finally got myself settled, began to quiet my mind and feel the relaxation seep in that the time I set aside was nearly over. I had gotten nowhere fast.
This on top of all the beautiful experiences that so many teachers and coaches seemed to have on a regular basis. Not only wasn’t I getting the deeper experiences, insight, or spiritual breakthroughs, but I felt I was barely getting to any benefit from my meditation practice.
I’m a mom and a business owner. I’m up early and getting to bed late while keeping everyone else on track. The pursuit of finding me time and then being able to enjoy and deepen into it seemed like an endless battle of defending boundaries and a shit ton of releasing to get back to my own center.
But this was back when I believed that meditation or a meditation practice had to look or be a certain way. Usually, this happens when you hear about the newest practice famous Fionna or Guru Gelli is doing because their story is too inspirational to not try. Before you know it, it’s the only one of three practices everyone in the spiritual community is talking about or promoting as the “it” solution.
It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t seem to work for you, if that’s not what you need, or simply not how you work. Those trends are just about the only thing you are going to be directed back to for months or years should you ask for recommendations.
But meditation is so much more than the newest trend. In fact, meditating is more about learning to shift your inner state and perspective than it is about how you get to those shifts.
While you don’t have to perfect a certain form, there still are some common obstacles to getting deeper into or even just getting into your meditation practice!
Here are some easy tips to follow for the 5 most common problems when practicing meditation.
Whether you are a beginner or spiritual warrior, there are just times when it seems like meditation is hard to do.
And this is why meditation is more than just the newest trends or styles. Knowing how to get to certain states of mind-heart-soul means developing your own style based on your sensory strengths and gifts. It means building off of meditations styles that feel natural to you.
You were born hardwired to connect to the world around you and the Divine in a certain way. Not all styles of meditation are going to feel good or natural to you all the time. There might be some styles you just never really “get”. So why mess around with something that Guru Gelli is teaching if doesn’t work for you?
Isn’t it time to take your meditative time back and create a practice based on your needs and authentic style so that you can have a deep and meaningful practice which nourishes your energy, helps you master your psyichic gifts, and empowers you to create big impact in your life?