June 13, 2024
Meditation Questions And Their Answers

Meditation Questions And Their Answers

It is natural to have questions while learning to meditate. These answers may ease your mind.

Once you’ve tried seated meditation, you might want to try other types of meditation, such as walking or lying down.

Unlike the previous meditations, which used the breath as a focal point for practice, the meditations listed below focus on different parts of the body:

1) Can I scratch an itch?

Yes, but try scratching it with your mind before using your fingers.

2) Should I breathe swiftly, gently, or in between?

Only worry if you stop breathing. Otherwise, you are doing well. Breathe in whatever way feels most comfortable for you.

3) Should I have my eyes open or closed? 

No hard and fast rules. Try both. If open but not too wide, with a soft, slightly downward gaze, without focusing on anything in particular.

If you close your eyes, don’t think too hard, and don’t imagine anything specific.

4) Is it possible that I just can’t meditate?

When you find yourself asking that question, your meditation is officially underway. Everyone wonders about this. Observe it.

Return your attention to the object of focus (the breath). When you’re lost and questioning again, remember to breathe. That is the standard practice.

There is no limit to how many times you can be distracted before returning to your breathing. Meditation is not a race to perfection; rather, it is a return to the breath.

5) Is it better to practice in a group or individually?

Both are excellent! It is enormously beneficial to meditate with others. Furthermore, practicing on your own develops discipline.

6) What is the best time of day for meditation?

Whatever works. Consider your situation: children, pets, and work. Experiment. However, proceed with caution. If you always opt for the most convenient time, it will usually be tomorrow.

7) What if I become sexually (and physically) aroused by my own thoughts?

Not a big deal. Meditation stimulates the imagination. In time, every thought and sensation will appear.

And come back. Same old story. Release the thought, become more aware and receptive to body sensations, and return your attention to your chosen object (the breath in this case). Repeat.

8) Do you have any suggestions for incorporating pets into meditation practice?

When we meditate, we don’t have to fight distractions like a knight slaying dragons.

It’s not a big deal if your dog or cat enters the room and barks, meows, brushes up against you or settles on a part of your cushion. Let it be.

What works less well is interrupting your session to talk to them. If that’s the case, try to find a way to keep them from interrupting your practice.

Meditation Questions And Their Answers

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