Answer: During times of stress it can be difficult to meditate for sure. Maybe just prior to whatever is taking place in your world, you were able to sit down, meditate and feel good, blissful, and fulfilled. You may have even noticed that that good feeling carried on into your world after the meditation, and made for a great day. Now during the time of stress and difficulty, when you meditate, your mind just goes right back to the problem, and you may even be sad or angry before meditating and after. You may even sit down for a minute and try to concentrate and find yourself saying “forget it, this is not working.”
Here are a couple tips.
1. Change your walking meditation.
We are all meditating, or focusing on something, all day long. If you are thinking about what you don’t like all day, when you sit down to meditate, your mind will still be focused on that. So instead, throughout the day, think about and talk about the good in your world. Or think about and talk about possible good. Listen to and watch movies music etc. about good positive things, including people overcoming great challenges, maybe even miracles. Such focus and thoughts are preparing you for great meditation sessions.
2. Remind yourself and convince yourself that meditation and higher thoughts truly make a difference.
You can do this by talking to friends who meditate, about successes that seem to happen on account of meditation in the past. You can also read material dealing with others accounts on the power of meditation. Be creative and consider it to be an experiment. You will find that the more you find ways to convince yourself that it works, the more you will be shocked by how much you want to meditate, and the incredible results that follow. Many times, I remind myself of times in the past when I stepped up my meditations and the incredible results that followed.
If you try these two things, your meditations, and the results of your meditations should improve dramatically.
Peace and Blessings
Craig Kimbrough for Positive Guru Blog