Re: just joined
- Welcome! I think you are in the right place at
the right time. Here's the good news - you will
definitly be able to improve your concentration. The bad
news is that visualization isn't for everyone, and
perhaps for you, other methods will bring about greater
inner peace quicker. <br>Just what happens when you try
to visualize? What stops your concentration?
Meditation is often a matter of removing things, rather than
adding anything. Like the famous artist said when asked
about how he knows how to create a beautiful sculpture
- "just remove what doesn't belong". Do you have
any feelings about what you need to remove? It's
possible that you have learned much more from your
"failures" in meditation than you think. In any event,
please know that help is offered here with humility and
compassion and the sincere hope you will benefit greatly.
- --- 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.