Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Meditation, Heavy Thinking!

  Memorable Automobiles from The Past:


If your weather is bad, concentrate very hard......

For today:

*1-Meditation is a mental exercise that trains attention and awareness. Its purpose is often to curb reactivity to one's negative thoughts and feelings, which, though they may be disturbing can be placed in a place for them in the mind.

It seems human nature reacts negatively too many times to life’s situation. (Finding fault with things and people constantly)


**2-Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Scholars have found meditation elusive to define, as practices vary both between traditions and within them.


I am NO scholar by any stretch of the imagination, but I too have had a problem meditating.  My mind goes a mile a minute and is hard to harness. When I meditate it is only THINKING, but concentrating on one subject, situation or ‘problem’.

Meditation doesn’t have to be religious, as a matter of fact my meditating is more personal, to control my thoughts or settle my mind.

The reason for this post is WHERE I ‘try’ to transport myself when I am meditating or ‘doing my internal thinking’.  There is a spot on the Appalachian Trail. I am not sure what state it is in. But it is a small waterfall. (Pics  are from Maine, cannot find MINE! LOL) Sherry and I came to it and with all water falls stopped to just take in the beauty and serenity of the site. WE often walked separately on the trail. Sherry left first and I stayed for a few more minutes.

To meditate I like to place myself, mentally, in a spot of calm and beauty. So I try to return to that site in my mind when I need to meditate on something.

It works with private prayer time (that may be my prayer closet, LOL)

The longest I have been able to ‘meditate’ is probably 15 minutes, and that was years ago. I should have improved by now. However, my average now is less than 5 minutes.

It would probably help me if I had some training in controlling my ‘crazy’ mind.  Jilda, blogger and wife of Rick (RIP), taught for a while and one subject I think she taught was ‘Meditation’, it is a practice that aids a lot of addicts, I think.

It pays to THINK! Meditation is concentrated THINKING!



*1 & **2   are selected from defections on the net.


Chatty Crone said...

You know I need to start that up again. Thanks.
So Rick Warren died - how did I miss that?

Chatty Crone said...

I tried to delete that, but I couldn't. I know it was not Rick Warren - pastor - but was it Watson - Like Life 101?

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Meditation is very difficult. I was told once that to meditate you have to close your eyes. I did that and fell down the stairs.

God bless.

yaya said...

I'm horrible at meditating. My mind just keeps on jumping to other things. Prayer is the closest I get to meditation. More practice or just more prayer!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Some times it just helps to take a deep breath and relax. Being present in the moment helps us keep away from worry about tomorrow and is the best way to live. Meditation is good for the body and the soul.

boromax said...

I've got a busy mind, too; tough to meditate, honestly.

Um... I like the little (intentional?) word-switch near the end = defection for definition. The way many folks seem to be handling TRUTH these days, it seems like 'defection' might be more apt! :)

Mevely317 said...

The art of meditation is great, yes. But. I'm embarrassed to admit, I've never mastered that practice. Mile-a-minute brain, yep. Even the old relaxation exercise of visualizing numerals. I'm like 10-9-8....
Wait! That looks like a snowman. Oh man, I used to love making snowmen! And so it goes ...