Thank you for your encouraging words. I was feeling dissapointed in myself with my lack of meditation lately. Which just makes me feel worse. I will try to beMessage 1 of 197 , Nov 1, 2001View SourceThank you for your encouraging words. I was
feeling dissapointed in myself with my lack of meditation
lately. Which just makes me feel worse. I will try to be
easy on myself and accept that I am where I need to be
right now. Even if that means that I'm not sitting in
meditation as often as I would like. Meditation isn't the
only area of my life where I feel I am not motivated
enough. It's a lot of the same areas that other people
are stuggling with too. Like eating better,
exercising, tacking care of things that I have been putting
off. I want to do these things but I don't do them.
Then I feel bad for being "lazy" which just makes me
depressed. I guess I have an old recording in my head which
says "You aren't trying hard enough." It's difficult
to just accept what is and to beleive that it will
happen when I am ready. I think I've always felt that
being hard on myself was the only way to get motivated.
But obviously that doesn't work. And as you said,
It's doing me more harm than good to beat myself up. I
am going to try and be patient and to keep my
intention clear and my focus on the present moment. Much
easier said then done! Maybe I need to come up with an
affirmation or mantra to say when my old recording starts in.
Something like, "Be patient. You are where you need to be."
Does anyone else out there have suggestions for
replacing your negative monologs?
... me.... I am so glad for ... Hi Lora, I would suggest visitng the website for the meditation society http://www.meditationsociety.com/. There are lots ofMessage 197 of 197 , Jun 9, 2002View Source--- In meditationsocietyofamerica@y..., "Lora_T" <candlelady123@j...>
>I have never meditated ever... i appreciate any help you can giveme.... I am so glad for
> this meditation group...Thanks for starting it.. Lora THi Lora,
I would suggest visitng the website for the meditation society
http://www.meditationsociety.com/. There are lots of techniques
listed there. Try a few different ones until you find one that is
easy to follow. Perhaps the first thing to try is to just sit in a
quiet place, close your eyes, and focus on the sound and feeling of
breath. Just breathe natually. Notice your thoughts, but don't hang
onto them. Just watch them come and go. Watch and listen.
I hope this helps. Meditation can seem difficult when you are first
starting out (and even after you have been doing it a while for that
matter). Just try it and be patient and perserve. The hardest part is
the actual committment to sit down and do it. Just sitting quietly
and watching your breath is more beneficial than you may imagine.