Maybe you’ve tried meditating in the past, but have quickly given up. You decided you’re no good at meditation, or that meditating is too hard. Or maybe you quit meditating because you think your brain just doesn’t work that way and you’re not able to meditate.
But meditation is much simpler than you might think. There’s no need to make your mind go blank and try not to have any thoughts. It’s perfectly fine to have thoughts while meditating, we all do. And we all get distracted while meditating. And when we meditate our minds wander, often constantly.
When we meditate we simply notice when we’re having thoughts, and try not to allow these thoughts to carry our minds away. And we try to become aware whenever we’ve gotten distracted, and then refocus our attention back into the present.
The video below outlines five simple steps anyone can do to learn how to meditate. The videos that follow offer some more tips on how to meditate. And these are followed by some simple guided mindfulness meditations that you can use to help you meditate. And if you’d like to learn how to meditate in more detail, please check out my complete mindfulness meditation course. The first four lessons are free!
Learn How to Meditate
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How To Meditate Course Contents
Below is a list of the posts in this meditation course. These links also appear in the sidebar of each post, or below the posts on mobile devices.
- How to Deal with Distractions While Meditating
- How to Deal with Mind Wandering While Meditating
- Managing Emotions and Discomfort While Meditating
- How to Deal With Feeling Restless While Meditating
- Mindfulness of Breath Guided Meditation
- Guided Mindful Breathing Meditations
- Three Minute Breathing Space Mindfulness Meditation
- Breathing In I Feel Calm Breathing Out I Relax Meditation
- Guided Walking and Breathing Meditation
- Guided Relaxation Mindfulness Meditation