Mediation, for people who can’t meditate
The author is deeply influenced by ‘A Course in Miracles’, ‘The Power of Now’ and ‘Tripura Rahasya’, and gives various suggestions keeping in the mind the learning received from these books.
I am unable to meditate. When I sit to meditate, my mind wonders more wildly. I have tried it all but found no benefit. What do I do now?
Mediation is a great tool to enlightenment, but it’s not the only one.
What are the other ways?
If meditation has not worked for you, don’t worry. Try other means to switch off your mind.
Play, dance, sing, run, walk in the woods, eat, take a bath, enjoy sex, work, do anything that you would normally do, but with little caution.
Do what you are doing, but make a conscious effort to be fully involved in the doing.
I don’t understand this..
Observe your mind. See how it wonders uselessly. The mind will always tell you that what you are thinking is of extreme importance. Most of the time it will tell you that something has gone wrong in the past and you will have to face the consequence in future or get it right in future.
Is that not the right way? Should we not be introspecting and take necessary steps to improve our future?
All you are thinking about is the past or the future. Introspection is fine, but just see how much time is required for the same.
Constantly thinking about the past or the future, you miss the present.
Focus on the present, and do what you are doing. This is a 24 hour meditative state. You won’t need to sit and close your eyes and try to meditate.
Is it as good as meditation?
In meditation, you give a certain dedicated time. Being in the present, is taking benefits of meditation, while doing all your daily activities.
Will there be any spiritual progress?
God resides in a quiet mind. Meditation is a way to achieve a quiet mind. Being in the present is another way of keeping your mind quiet.