Good morning fellow meditators,
How are you all doing, this Sunday morning? I hope that your meditation is continuing and helping you to acknowledge all of your thoughts, good and bad, and to know that, having acknowledged each one, that your next task is to set the thought down and not dwell on it.
This morning I need your help in deciding where to go from here with The Calm Corner.
It seems to me that those of you who now 'get' Mindfulness meditation are practising, as well as possible, and those who haven't got on with it, have just stopped.
So I need to know how many of you are still engaging with the daily updates. Please will any of you who are still finding a daily assist useful, let me know.
If there are now only a few people, I may, at the end of this week, revert back to the original pinned post, so that when you have need, you can refer back to that, and use it to ask any questions, or post comments, but I won't do a daily update, unless that's what you really want.
Thanks for that, and, in the meantime, do just go on doing what you are doing, and try to stretch your practice to 15 minutes, twice a day ideally but once a day, if twice is too much.
Please try to enjoy your day today, and happy meditating. 🙏
Been doing mindfulness for a while, read Eckhart tolle power of now a while ago and it's changed my life tbh, have periods where I don't do it as much but it's always something you can come.back to, trying to do it while I'm home, I struggle to witness my thoughts something I need to practice as I really struggle to switch the voice off in my head, as soon as I wake up it's like blah blah blah blah blah, so annoying lol
Hi Florence83. I’m a fan of Eckhart Tolle too and also Jack Kornfield.
Tell me about that constant mind chatter! I laughed at your description of the mind’s blah blah blah! Sums it up nicely. I don’t think you can switch the thought off but you can acknowledge each thought and then set it down. As I said once before, they will all return, including the same ones over and over, and I always deal with those by inwardly saying ‘Oh it’s you again. I acknowledge you, so now you can go’. Of course it’ll be back sometime soon, because thoughts are like my cat Kasar. They don’t know when enough’s enough, and pester you to let them rub against your brain, like the cat does with my ankles. But commitment to meditation is the vital key. Sit through every difficulty and persistent practice will reward your mind with some periods, short or long, of a real sense of acceptance and peace. Happy meditating and may you be safe and well and take care of yourself happily! 🙏
Yeah I get glimpses of that, I don't even know half the time, might just be general rubbish but it's literally as soon as you wake up and you have to stop.yourself and say shut up, sometimes attacking myself , I used to have conversations in my head with people who I was angry with or imagine negative situations with people that were completely untrue but I'd picture them in my head and start getting angry and upset over something that hadn't even happened in real life lol, luckily I don't do any of that stuff anymore thank god so have come a long way, like.you say it's just committing yourself to it daily and reminding yourself.to.do it, yes it helps when you treat it as a separate person to you , again that's something I struggle to do but works when I do it, just got to keep on, would.love to be as calm and at peace with the world as Eckhart tolle, that's my goal xxx
Hi Florence83, I certainly can't fault your choice of mentor. He's a great 'go to' when you are having trouble with a chattering mind, and your practice. Very straightforward, and a great goal to aim for. xx