Don't Give Up: Seeing Progress in Your Meditation Practice

Chances are good that if you are living in a developed part of the world the concept of success is spread throughout your entire life.  Whatever you endeavor to do, you want to be the best.  You are told to be the best.  It's not just a personality trait, it's engrained in you, mainly through media and advertising.  It's even possible that if you have just started meditating, this need to be the successful has made its way into your practice. It could actually be the reason you are frustrated with learning.  If you are having trouble meditating, or you're thinking of giving up, you might want to think about a new approach. Consider this.

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How to Sit to Meditate: a Beginner's guide

"I gotta level with you Thom, meditation is way out there! I see mandalas and chakras and people twisted up like pretzels.  I could never do that"

Meditation is overwhelming for so many people; and do you know what one of the most intimidating aspect of meditation is?  Sitting.  Not sitting in silence.  Not sitting without your mind wandering.  I am talking about the simple act of sitting with correct posture.  

By the time you get done reading this, you are going to be a pro at sitting for meditation.  How do I know that?  Because you are already doing it.

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How to Meditate in a Noisy Environment

Developing a meditation habit can be difficult.  Even when you are focused on starting a session, the usual mental blocks begin to make their way into your head.  You wonder if the session will go well.  You get anxious wanting to make sure it’s perfect.

Well, as overwhelming as those thoughts may be, there is one thing that stops people before they even start. Noise.

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