Many people never meditate because they struggle with a racing mind. If you think you can’t meditate because your mind is always busy, it’s just not true. In fact, the opposite is true. A busy mind means you are the perfect candidate for meditation.
Imagine you are on a whitewater rapids trip. Ahead you see dangerous Class 5.0 rapids. The surface of the river is analogous to the activity of the mind. You cannot win a fight against wild, untamed rapids.
You can however, rest comfortably on the shore and watch the beauty of the rapids pass by.
Remember that during meditation. Thoughts are not an obstacle. Just as rapids are part of a river, your thoughts are part of you. They’re normal. In meditation, you move to a relaxed spot on the riverbank, where you can watch your thoughts go by.
And on this steady ground, you aren’t swept up and away by them.
Today’s Meditation for Life session was an eye-opener for me – the reference to being on the river’s roiled surface, tossing and turning in turmoil, and then sinking below that surface to the peaceful waters below pointed out that we have that ability to simply make an adjustment to allow peace to happen. I live by the ocean, so my reference includes the surface waves buffeting me, and then sinking to that beautiful place to listen to the song of the whales. – Kathleen
What are your takeaways from Part 1 of the Meditation for Life 3-part series?
Comment below or go to the Facebook group and share your joy, challenges, or ah-has you experienced after meditation.
In the next module, you’ll learn how to overcome three major obstacles so they don’t limit or slow you down in your meditation practice.