I highly recommend that all of my clients meditate daily. There are loads of reasons to meditate, I talk about many of them in my blogs. Aside from those great benefits, the main reason that I ask my clients to meditate is that the most important part of our work together is developing awareness of what is happening in their minds. Meditation is a perfect way to practice that awareness, while getting the additional fabulous benefits.
I so commonly find that my clients have “tried” to meditate and given up – they tell me “I can’t do it,” or “I am no good at it” I myself have had that same experience often over the last 20 years or so. I would decide, once again, to take up meditation, and find that my mind would just not quite down, would not settle – I could not do it, it was frustrating and un-fulfilling.
Ha ha, turns out I was doing just fine after all. I like most of my clients, I had been conned by the Myths of meditation. The myths of what is was supposed to be like, feel like, reach, what I thought a successful meditation was supposed to be. It was all RUBBISH.
So to help you get over all those ideas about what you should be doing, feeling, getting, I have attached some links to help you get going and keep going
This TED talk by the gorgeous Light, explaining some of the myths and what to really expect when you meditate. Now you can get going right away, and start getting the benefits of regular meditation in your life. Enjoy the talk, and ladies – enjoy the eye candy.
This fabulous into to meditation by the happyfy guys is definitely worth a watch for beginners
Tara Brach does lovely guided mindfulness meditations –
Sam Harris does a really good guided meditation – explains the principals of thinking and emotion – I love that one – check him out –
More resources to get into mindfullness –
The loving kindness meditation – you will get up as a different person (http://palousemindfulness.com/disks/lovingkindness.html).
The body-scan – I love a body scan (http://palousemindfulness.com/disks/bodyscan20min.html)
There are so many resources to learn how to meditate on the we, go ahead and get started and slowly but surely you will develop and quieter, happier mind, a growing awareness of your thinking, and emotional responses, and a shift in your life experience.
Disclaimer: The journey of personal development, healing, developing self esteem and self love are a deeply individual experiences, how long it takes and the results achieved, do vary from person to person.