I’ve put together a list of 7 things that if you let them go, will make it easier to meditate deeply. Meditation is meant to be simple and fun, but all too often we hold onto ideas about meditation that either cause us to stop before we even get started, or give-up before we experience the full benefits.
So if you’re ready to start meditating deeply and start enjoying a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life, then let’s take a look at some of the obstacles that might be getting in your way and how to let go of them.
1. Let go of lack of time
We all have the same 24 hours in the day. The only difference is how we choose to use them. If time is an issue for you, then instead of looking for more time to fit in your meditation each day, fit meditation into the time you already have. This means you can do mindfulness meditation while walking, eating, brushing your teeth, waiting in a queue, or pretty much anytime and anywhere you like. There’s always time to bring a bit more presence to your day.
2. Let go of lack of focus
Focus is a big problem for many people these days. This is mostly due to technology and the amount of distractions that we now have to deal with 24/7. If you find it hard to stay focused during your meditations then you’re most likely doing the wrong meditation. Instead find a meditation technique that allows you to include distractions as part of your meditation.
When we allow distractions to be part of our meditation, then the pathway to meditating deeply happens faster and easier. In fact, you can use distractions as your entire meditation session. All you need to do is close your eyes and just observe the distractions that arise in your mind or body, and allow them to come and go without getting caught up in them. Even if you do this for a minute or two you’ll still get a benefit from it.
3. Let go of expectations
Here’s another way of looking at your meditations; “Whatever happens during your meditation is perfect for you”. Even if that means you sat there for 10 minutes and did nothing but think about what’s going on in your life. If you don’t judge your experience, then that is perfect for you as that is what you allowed for yourself. By looking at meditation in this way, you will never be disappointed again.
4. Let go of limiting beliefs
Let go of any limiting beliefs you may have around meditation and whether it’s working for you or not. It may not always feel like you’re getting any benefit out of meditating but that is just your mind judging something that it can never understand. Meditation happens at a very deep level of the mind and body and even if it feels like you’re getting nowhere, if you just stick to it on a daily basis, then the results will eventually become obvious.
5. Let go of judgement
If there’s one thing in life that can help us to be happier and healthier, even if our meditations are challenging, it’s to be less judgmental. The best way to approach your meditations is with an attitude on non-judgement as to what happens. If your mind won’t shut-up during meditation – that’s okay, just allow it. If your body is restless – that’s okay, just allow it. If your emotions are all over the place during meditation – that’s okay – just allow them.
By developing an attitude of non-judgement towards meditation and the experiences you have during them and then your meditations will naturally become deeper and more peaceful. This is by far the simplest way to make your meditations fun while learning a skill that will have a positive affect on every area of your life.
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