Why is meditating 30 minutes a day so difficult?

 

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In my mindfulness group, a young man was participating for credit with NAMI as a volunteer. He was going through a divorce and found sitting quietly, almost impossible. I would watch him squirm, checking his watch over and over. That hour was half a day for him.
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It can be the most boring, most irritating, most mundane, most difficult skill to master.
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It can feel mundane, innocuous, a waste of time.
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Goodness, this judgment could not be more wrong.
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Actually, where we place our attention impacts life more than any other practice.
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The mind finds happiness much more often when we let it empty of thought and emotion, momentarily.
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Mindfulness acts like a fast for our digestive system. A fast lets digestive organs rest, cleanse and recover.
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Meditation let’s the mind fast without thought, judgment and emotion for a much needed break.
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So please, try this powerful, life changing, mundane skill.
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2 responses to this post.

  1. I meditate every day now that I’m not working. It’s helped me to heal so much. Mindfulness is the answer 💜🙏🏻

  2. It is a way of living from moment to moment.

    It is the road less traveled.

    I sometimes fall out of practice and notice how my old patterns start to come back.

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