Making Meditation Easy
Let’s go over ten tricks and tips to help your meditation practice become smoother, expansive and efficient. A meditation practice should be a process of exploration. All too many westerners limit their practice to a few topics. The majority of people I encounter primarily use it for a moment of rest/clarity or as a healing pause.
Be aware, that mediation can be both simple and offer far more opportunities than you might imagine. Thousands of meditation techniques exist.
- Be curious to try out different versions.
- Be experimental and blend your practices!
Don’t Force Your Practice.
People love to force their meditation practice. Many of the tricks listed on this page are all about making your practice lighter. Meditation is often used as a ladder to become more in life. But becoming more has a trap built into it: the more a person seeks, the more likely they will get sidetracked away from their essence. Meditation should be used to understand and balance your nature.
Don’t force yourself to be something you’re not!
Exploring meditation should be a practice that matches to your lifestyle. As you improve over time, then your practice can likewise evolve and change to be more powerful over time.
If you want to become something beyond your current nature, then work with smaller steps of improvement. Let meditation find those more gentle steps of change, rather than trying to change everything at once.
Focusing your Meditation Focus
People often try to do too much all at once. In doing too much, your meditation practice will wander, lose focus and fizzle.
For example, meditation is often used to manage and reduce pain. Pain will often have components of body, mind, and spirit. Focus your meditation session on tackling one aspect of the pain first rather than all the pain at once. For example: often stories linger behind the pain. Meditate to understand the stories hiding under the pain so you can then release the stories holding you back from healing the pain. Then afterward meditate on the physical pain to work on healing it.