Why meditation is intimidating

We’ve all heard by now that meditation has a myriad of health and wellness benefits. It lowers stress (which untamed can lead to other health issues), improves your focus, and in my opinion has the potential to teach you to be less of an asshole to yourself and to others. I can personally attest to that last one. But I’m not here to tell you, yet again, why meditation is amazing.

I’m here to talk about why you’re not doing it.

It takes motivation (a feeling) and discipline (a behavior) to sit down every single day and commit to meditating. I know it’s hard. I know that sometimes it sucks. I would argue that most of us don’t want to sit down and do absolutely nothing for 5 or 10 minutes. The horror of being left alone with yourself is real.

We are rarely with ourselves. When was the last time you sat down with no electronics? No books, board games, music, or company? If you can remember, was it a positive experience? If yes, that’s great! If not, meditation can get you there.

The good news is that there are as many ways to meditate as there are of doing yoga (i.e. nearly infinite). If you try one type and it doesn’t flow after a couple of weeks, just switch to something else. You can literally shop around for the meditation app you like best. Make use of the free trials, search YouTube, ask a meditation teacher to help you find your groove 😉

I can guarantee that when you find the meditation for you, you’ll be astounded at the difference you feel in your every day experiences. And best of all, being alone with yourself won’t be so scary or boring anymore. That’s something you can take with you everywhere.

If you’re looking for guidance, I’m offering meditation lessons online. Feel free to join me for my January Meditation Challenge, or move on your path by following the hints and clues you’ve been seeing to just get started 💗

Emily

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