THE MEDITATION MISCONCEPTION

Updated: Oct 9, 2020



“I wish I did, but I simply don’t have time for meditation”.

“There is no way I can shut this brain off!”

“I can never find an absolutely silent space in my house!”

“I can’t sit cross-legged for 2 minutes, let alone 15.”

“Every time I try to meditate, I fall asleep.”

“I have tried it a couple of times with zero success, guess it isn’t for me.”

I was sitting with a wonderful woman not too long ago, listening to her explain how much she wants to meditate but is frustrated with not being able to find the time.

She recognized the importance of it, knew it would benefit her in all aspects of well being.

A little while later, the conversation switched to her sharing a lovely moment she had with her young son. Just the two of them, outside, on a beautiful day. They weren’t doing anything super active or special, just hanging out enjoying the sounds of nature all around them, the shade of the tree they sat under, and each other’s company. She expressed how connected she felt.

How peaceful it all was.

How “present” she found herself to be.

Later that evening, at bedtime, her son told her what a great mum she is and what a great day he had with her, and all those wonderful sensations came back to her again.

I WAS ECSTATIC! “YOU WERE IN THE PRACTICE OF MEDITATION!!! (I may have yelled a bit too loud, but I was super happy for her!) YOU TOTALLY EXPERIENCED WHAT YOU THOUGHT YOU DIDN’T HAVE TIME FOR!”