So often I hear students and friends tell me that they can’t meditate because they can’t ‘stop their thoughts’ but the truth is that stopping our thoughts is not the aim of meditation!
Different methods of meditation have different goals and outcomes and for me, it is about finding the ‘key’ that fits the individual person. One method that I love is often referred to as BSET meditation ie body or breath, sound, emotions and mind. It is a process of resting our attention on different things that are occurring in this moment and simply inviting our mind to stay there for as long as it can. When we get distracted, we gently invite the mind back.
Meditation doesn’t have to be complicated in order to be effective.
Try out this eight minute meditation to ground your attention in the present moment using your senses.