Meditation does not have to be boring. Naturally, when you meditate your mind wanders; you drift, you leave the home of your mind for a brief moment before returning for a brief moment. This process of leaving and returning from your mind's home is, in essence, what meditation is. You may go through this process one-thousand times during your meditation session, but as long as you are aware of leaving and returning from your mind's home, you are successful.
To repress your thoughts during meditation is unnatural, aggressive, and counterproductive to the practice. Thoughts should be left to their own devices, given the space to roam as they wish, wherever they choose to go. The aim is not to fight your thoughts, but to let them float by like clouds in the sky - greeting them as they appear, waving them goodbye as they fade away.
When most people sit down to meditate, their goal is to free their minds of all thoughts - to think of nothing, to hear nothing, to feel nothing. Their only objective is stillness, silence - to picture darkness. But this type of meditation can not only be boring, but it can be a lonely experience, too. When I meditate, I want it to be as exciting and adventurous as possible. I want to feel enriched by my thoughts, not enraged by them. I do not want my mind to sit in darkness, thinking of nothing, looking at only a blank canvas. I instead choose to give my mind the freedom to roam, explore, discover.
During my morning meditation session, I focus on creating a new world for my mind to enjoy: I picture myself flying high above the treetops of a lush green forest, walking on top of the oceans deep blue waters whilst watching colourful fish swim beneath my feet, and strolling through the Amazon jungle.
Make your meditation an everyday exploration - an exciting new adventure into the magical world of the unknown.
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