Meditation is a tricky practice. A lot of people run away from meditation because they feel uncomfortable sitting alone with the mind spinning freely. But meditation is not so much about being alone with a picture show of random images floating by. It is about focus. At first, our mind may seem like a thunderstorm with thoughts crashing to the ground like random beams of lightning and this storm may overwhelm us. But the trick is to narrow the beam of light to one single stream at a time.
Think of watching clouds go by. We don't attempt to view the entire sky in one sitting, our mind gets too overwhelmed. Instead, we watch one, single cloud roll by and witness it change shape before our eyes. This practice is calming and focused and beneficial to our mind.
I have a trick when meditating. As thoughts pop into my viewing space I wrap them gently in a bubble and watch them float up into the universe. Thought by thought I do this. I don't own the thoughts running freely through my brain but I guide them where I want them to go. This takes practice and discipline.
Do you have any meditation tricks that you could share with my readers? Much gratitude in advance for your thoughts.