Let’s first address the nagging lie that bothers individuals just getting into meditation or even “meditation-veterans.”
I must do it in this position, have these thoughts (or lack thereof), focus on this mantra, etc.
The fact of the matter is that in the school of thought we are drawing from there is no wrong way to meditate IF you are doing it. We are not trying to get super philosophical here or anything, the point to stress is just do something.
Some helpful things that just may end up being your cup of tea are:
- Stop whatever is stressful and try to be as still as you can.
- Breathe slowly.
- Tell yourself as many times as need be that you are learning and avoid grading yourself.
- Do not overthink it.
- Do not go too big too fast. Start with 3 minutes or even 1 minute, then work your way up to more time as you learn.
- Make it a habit.
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