"You must quiet your mind completely during meditation."
"You only need meditation if you are stressed out."
"Meditation is difficult to do."
These are some common myths about meditation.
When I was younger, I knew meditation was beneficial but I didn't bother to meditate because I didn't know how to silence my monkey mind.
As you can see, I'd fallen prey to the "You must quiet your mind completely during meditation." myth.
I know better now. I meditate regularly and it is one of the practices that helps me cope with Meniere's Disease.
Planning to start a meditation practice?
Start by focusing on your breath for 3 to 5 breaths. You'll notice that thoughts will arise, when they do; don't beat yourself up about it. Instead, be kind to yourself and gently bring your attention back to your breath - each time.
This video https://lnkd.in/djzvkUSY helped me get started with meditation.
It's duration is less than 7 minutes and it makes meditation less daunting because it guides you through the process.
If you've been planning to meditate, try it and let me know how you felt.
Tiny Habits Recipe: After I brush my teeth, I will focus on my breath for 3 breaths. /
After I brush my teeth, I will start the meditation video and start meditating.
Image: Stephane Noiret