I first wrote this article in 2017 and it popped back into my head on the first day of the New Year. I thought it was worth revisiting as, three years on, it seems just as relevant as we head into a new year as well as a new decade.
At the start of each year it is common for thoughts to turn to making changes and setting goals. ‘NOW’, we decide, is finally the time to get fit, lose weight or start looking for a new job. We may launch into setting New Year’s resolutions with perhaps a tendency to aim high, (an attempt to kick start ourselves off the back of overindulgence perhaps?), and then we, more often than not, fall off the wagon pretty quickly. Some people may consciously decide not to set any resolutions yet still feel a vague sense of needing to get started on ‘something’.
But sometimes we may just not have that ‘New Year feeling’ yet....
You may have seen my recent article: Debunking Meditation Myths – Part One. This article was inspired by talking to lots of people who have been put off from trying to meditate. As I began addressing some of the questions and myths around what often appears to be a very magical or mystical practice the article began to outgrow itself so I divided it into two parts. The first part focused more on the physical aspects of meditation, things like how to sit, how often you should practice and where you should be when you meditate.
This, the second part of Debunking Meditation Myths, focuses more on our minds, what happens to our thoughts and more internal things that might get in the way of us even giving it a go.
I was very excited to be invited to be interviewed on Mind Body Radio in October. It was the first time I've done a live interview but it was great fun. I always enjoy talking about my work, how I got into healing and more importantly, 'why'!
Grab a cuppa and have a listen
. I hope you enjoy it.
Over my years of teaching meditation classes I have often come across ideas that people have about meditation that put them off from trying it. I thought it was time to cast a light onto some of these beliefs that can prevent us from experiencing the many benefits of this practice.
As I was writing I realised that this is a pretty big topic. There seem to be many ideas around about meditation that can be a hindrance so I decided to focus first on some of the more practical issues. So read on to discover more about seven myths about practical aspects of meditation that I am very happy to debunk! Look out for part two coming soon