[4 Mistakes you might be making when it comes to meditation. Discover myths about meditation that will help you simplify meditation and easily find time for meditation as a busy mom.]
Do you feel like you’re failing at meditation? Do you feel like you can’t find time to meditate?
Myths About Meditation
As a busy mom, today we are diving into four myths about meditation. And the truth about meditation so you can feel confident when you sit down to meditate and truly experience the benefits of meditation in all areas of your life. Plus find simple ways to easily bring meditation into busy mom life.
The truth about meditation might just blow your mind.
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Meditation Myth #1
So the first myth about meditation that I want to debunk is “if you don’t rid your mind of all thought, you’re doing it wrong.”
Your mind is meant to think. Just like your body breathes on its own, your mind is doing its job. Your mind is incredible. It helps you analyze, plan, problem solve. Such a powerful tool.
But it’s only a part of you, right? It’s not all of you. You are so much more than your mind. But so often we live mostly in our minds.
So remembering that when we meditate, we are practicing bringing our attention out of our minds, into our body, into the present moment.
Meditation Myth #2
Myth number two.
“Meditation is complicated.”
Meditation is actually really simple. It’s the act of lovingly choosing your point of focus. Meditation can help you tap into one of your most incredible superpowers.
You have the powerful ability to choose your point of focus. You get to choose whether you spend your time in your mind or in your body in this present moment.
So how do you do that?
As moms, we don’t need things to be more complicated, right? So the method of meditation I teach is simply bringing your attention to your breath.
Your breath is a powerful tool and a beautiful thing that’s always with you. No matter where you are, no matter what you’re doing, you have your breath with you.
And because your breath is always happening right now, in this moment, it is an incredible tool that will help bring you back into this moment. So any time you find your mind wandering, simply bring your attention back to your breath.
Every time you do this you are strengthening your superpower.
Meditation Myth #3
The third myth about meditation is that “if you can’t do it perfectly, it’s not worth doing.”
And it’s really quite the opposite. Meditation is a practice. It is a skill that we are strengthening. As we just talked about, meditation is the simple act of choosing your point of focus. So if you feel antsy or anxious or your mind is constantly wandering when you sit down to meditate, those are really beautiful opportunities to practice.
Gently shifting your attention back to your breath, back to the present moment.
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Meditation Myth #4
And the fourth and final myth about meditation is that “meditation has to be done sitting down.”
Taking time to sit in meditation is a powerful practice and I highly recommend creating a meditation practice that feels good for you. A practice that works for you in this season of life.
But the reason that people sit in meditation. The reason that they carve out space to regularly sit and meditate, is so that they can take that practice of bringing themselves into the present moment. And use it throughout their day, throughout their lives.
But you don’t have to be seated to do this. When you practice bringing your attention to your breath in the everyday moments, when you’re doing chores, when things are feeling more calm, it will help you to lean into this tool and bring yourself back to the present moment when things are feeling chaotic in mom life.
Meditation Myths and Facts
Let me know in the comments which one of these myths and facts about meditation blew your mind and change the way you look at meditation.
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