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March 1, 2014

3 things to not worry about when you’re beginning to meditate

Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It's like the ultimate rest. It's better than the best sleep you've ever had. It's a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh. – Huge Jackman

I’ve seen a lot many people meditating. But, what I completely dislike and regret about them is that once they start, they begin to form beliefs. The beliefs that hinder your progress and often make you procrastinate. When I started meditating years ago, I knew nothing about it. Back then, it wasn’t even this popular and I desperately looked for further improvement.

Everyone I went for help did know how to meditate, but they never told me what not to worry about as a beginner. We all pass through these obstacles, but if we keep putting persistent effort, we eventually overcome them. So, here are the 3 important things you should not worry about when you’re beginning into meditation.

1. Your meditations last less than 5 minutes

Not everyone can meditate like a pro from the very first day. When most people can’t keep their eyes closed for longer periods of time, they feel overwhelmed. They think meditation is not for them and they’re ready to quit. Think about this for a moment. You’ve been living an extroverted life all these years and suddenly, you tell your mind and body to look within.

But you should not worry about this. Try using some meditation music on the side and you should easily last longer. In fact, you don’t even have to think about how long you last. Instead, be grateful of the time you get to spend meditating, because as your vibrations rise, you’ll begin to automatically meditate more.  

2. You can’t stop thinking

When I started, I had this idea that I should be focused on a thought all the time during meditation. I thought meditation was about keeping my thoughts in control. I was so wrong! After learning all these methods I’ve come to a conclusion that meditation is not about thinking at all. In fact, it is about letting go. Let go. And the best way to let go of something is to hold on to something new.

That’s what mantras are for! That’s what self-affirmations are for! Start by repeating a mantra. When your mind starts skipping it for a thought, give it your conscious attention for a moment and decide to let go. Don’t make it verbal. Feel it.

When you get used to not thinking, it should stop. And I believe that’s what we all need to understand when we are starting to meditate for the first time – we’ll have to spend time getting used to.

3. You get headaches after meditating

So, if this is happening with you, the reason might sound a bit too frisky to digest. When we meditate, we turn our consciousness within. What that means is, we turn our focus within. When we say Focus, we mean flow of energy. When you focus on something, you’re actually giving your undivided energy to that subject. A huge part of our focus depends on our eyes. When we look at something, we attract attention, we give in our energy.

No wonder why maintaining eye contact is one of the most important parts of seduction.

Now, when you’re meditating, don’t just have all the focus on your head all the time. That’s one way to get started. Start with step by step focusing on all the parts of your body. This will not only relax and provide much needed cosmic vibrations to that part of your body, it will revitalize it. Make it a step by step process.

Start from your feet, feel the diving energy entering your body from within, let it flow upward into every part of your body and fill your body.

Conclusion

Meditation is meant to free you from yourself. Don’t make it mechanical. Make it as simple as possible and don’t worry about worrying. Just get there and breathe.