My patients and friends tell me they ‘can’t meditate’.
When I ask why they believe this, they often say things like:
“Because my mind is too…… (fill in the blank: active, crazy, wild, busy)”
“Because it is BORING!”
or something like
“That is not my thing” or “I am just not like that”.
In our fast paced, productivity oriented world, the idea of just sitting and being present with the breath seems lame.
It can be frustrating too.
Few of us have had much practice, and it may not feel natural.
The only way for it to feel more natural is to practice it.
Try it! Maybe for one minute in the beginning.
We all have one minute to spare over the course of 24 hours, right?
Let me know how it goes.