Think You Can't Meditate?

Updated: Jun 27, 2021

Don't like sitting with your own thoughts? Try this...


So you like the idea of meditation and have heard all the beneficial hype, but when you sit to practice, your inner critic is yapping in your head with chatter like, "I am no good at this." "My legs and back hurt and it's only been 30 seconds, no way I can sit here for 20 minutes." "Now I remember why I don't sit and think, it's pretty scary here in my mind. I'm out!"


If this sounds like you, you are not alone.


Many people approach meditation as another task to be completed and checked off the list like working out or eating healthy, then get disappointed when they can't maintain the discipline.


Meditation is so much more.


Granted, in the beginning, it can take a few times to get some momentum going before you feel the benefits that so many speak of. That is why they call it a "practice." It takes practice! The trick is not to make the benefits your goal.


Feeling good is not the goal of meditation! Did you hear me? I'll say it again... Feeling good is not the goal of meditation. Then what is the goal, you ask? Well, that is up to you, but you didn't begin reading this for me to tell you to figure it out, so here is my perspective.


Meditation is very personal. Your experience is your experience and would be best not compared to anyone else's. However, here are a few things I would suggest you consider trying.