Dimple Bindra

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When I first started meditating, I was overwhelmed by the idea of “clearing my mind” or “thinking of nothing.” But over time, I learned that meditation isn’t about trying to stop your thoughts. It’s about becoming aware of them without getting caught up in them. Let me share with you what I discovered and how you can start your own meditation practice.

My Meditation Journey

I began meditating because I needed a way to find peace amidst the chaos of everyday life especially because I just wanted to forgive the people that hurt and betrayed me. . My mind was always racing, filled with anger and hatred towards them. Meditation became my sanctuary, a space where I could simply be. It wasn’t about achieving some mystical state of mind; it was about connecting with myself and finding stillness.

Getting Started with Meditation

For beginners, the simplest approach is often the best. Here’s how you can start:

  1. Find a Comfortable Spot:
    Choose a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Sit or lie down in a comfortable position. There’s no need to sit cross-legged on the floor unless that’s comfortable for you.
  2. Focus on Your Breath:
    Pay attention to your breathing. Notice the sensation of air entering and leaving your nostrils or the rise and fall of your chest. This is your anchor, your point of focus.
  3. Notice Your Body:
    Feel your heartbeat, listen to your pulse, and pay attention to the sensations in your body. This helps you stay present and connected to the moment.

What to Think About While Meditating

The goal is not to think about anything specific but to observe whatever arises without judgment. Here are some tips to help you:

  1. Acknowledge Your Thoughts:
    When thoughts come up—and they will—simply acknowledge them. Don’t try to suppress them. Just notice them and gently bring your focus back to your breath.
  2. Mindful Observation:
    Treat your thoughts like clouds passing through the sky. You can’t catch a cloud, and you don’t need to engage with every thought. Just watch them come and go.
  3. Return to Your Anchor:
    Whenever you find yourself getting lost in thoughts, gently return your focus to your breath or any other point of focus you choose. It’s like turning off the notifications on your phone; you acknowledge the alert but don’t let it distract you.
  4. Handling Anxiety and OCD
    If you struggle with anxiety or obsessive-compulsive behaviors, meditation can be particularly beneficial. Here’s how:
  5. Recognize the Thought:
    Anxiety often starts with a negative thought. When you notice it, don’t fight it. Acknowledge it and then refocus on your breath.
  6. Pause and Breathe:
    If you feel compelled to act on a thought—like needing to clean the table right before a meeting—pause and take a deep breath. Recognize that the thought isn’t urgent and let it go.
  7. Be Present:
    Mindfulness helps you prioritize what’s important in the moment. When you’re aware and present, you can choose to attend the meeting first and clean the table later.

Meditation isn’t about rejecting thoughts, it’s about changing your relationship with them. By observing your thoughts without getting caught up in them, you can break free from patterns that don’t serve you. It’s about living more mindfully, making choices based on what matters now, not reacting to every fleeting thought.
Starting meditation might feel challenging at first, but remember, it’s a practice.

The more you do it, the easier it becomes. It’s not about being perfect but about being present. Whether you’re sitting quietly for five minutes or taking a mindful walk, every moment of mindfulness brings you closer to inner peace.

So, are you ready to start your meditation journey? Find your quiet spot, focus on your breath, and just be. You’ll be amazed at how much it can transform your life. Let’s embrace this journey together, discovering the peace and clarity that comes from simply being present.

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