How is your meditation practice going? For me, not so much
In the mornings, which is usually my time, I’m either too tired. Or too rushed. Then when I finally do get a moment to sit, my mind starts going nuts. There’s no meditation happening! It’s more like a go through my to-do list and freak out about what’s not getting done.
Can you relate?
It’s times like this – when my practice is lagging – that I have to remind myself to stick with it. When I skip the morning session, I must try again later. Or tomorrow.
And when I do sit, but my mind won’t shut up…I have to keep at it with patience. And acceptance on where I am that day.
Because like learning to play a new instrument, meditation takes practice. The progress comes with consistency.
I’ve found that inspiring podcasts can give me a nice boost when I’ve fallen off track. In addition to guided meditations, I’m loving the life lessons which help get me realigned with what matters.
Here are 3 inspiring podcasts that I’m listening to lately:
From publishing house Sounds True, this is the curated highlights of master conversations edited down to less than 15 mins; perfect when you’re tight on time. This one is with Elena Brower, a NY yoga + meditation instructor.
Tara is a clinical psychologist and respected Buddhist meditation teacher. Her led meditations serve as a great guide through your practice.
The Slow Home Podcast
Hosted by Aussie, Brooke McAlary, this is a good listen to strengthen your mindfulness practice, which is a nice substitute for when you don’t feel like meditating.