When we have trouble concentrating during meditation it’s usually because we are not meditating at all. Well we are meditating, but the problem is we are meditating on all the problems we perceive to be in our world. We sit down, say our mantra 2 times and start to think about our life. Of course this is not what we originally hoped for our focus to be on during meditation. We were hoping to let go of our world and find peace of mind, more happiness, ideas, and inspiration. So I have three tips to help out.
1. Change your walking meditation. Change what you think and talk about throughout the day prior to meditating sitting down. Keeping your mind on the positive and on higher possibilities is big. When you sit down to meditate. Your mind will gravitate to what you have been focusing on all day long.
2. When you sit down to meditate. First bring to mind your concerns worries hopes and dreams. Remind yourself that a force higher than you is taking care of them and you don’t need to figure out anything. The Universe will handle it all. Your sitting down to meditate is only helping you to move into that place where you can see it clearly. Also know that the answers can show up at any time, from any place. The Universe will handle how that happens.
3. When you sit down to meditate, see how many times you actually repeat your mantra. If you are using my video “How to Meditate with the Highest Form of Meditation” the beginning mantra would be A-U-M. After each A-U-M, count, for example say A-U-M then count 1, A-U-M then count repeat that mantra and cout 2. See if you get to 10. If you don’t, try again until you get to 10. After you reach 10, do not count anymore. Continue to repeat the mantra without counting. When you count, do not use your fingers. This brings your concentration below the eyebrow center. In the “How to Meditate video” I do not mention counting with each repetition up to ten. This is only for when having trouble concentrating.
You can even practice this mantra during your day when you are not sitting down meditating. You can do this when you are walking, driving, etc., with your eyes open of course. But when it is time to meditate, you do it with the eyes closed sitting down like on the download
Peace and Blessings
Craig Kimbrough Positive Guru Blog