Archive for February 2013

Hindrances to Meditation

Hands in Meditation

During meditation the mind can play all kinds of games to avoid being still. I call these mind games “Hindrances to meditation” for that is what they really are. As we begin to become aware of our inner world, the mind becomes so reluctant to let go of control. Here are some of the strategies [Read the article…]

Resistance to Meditation

Meditation - just turn up

The mind plays all kinds of games to avoid being silenced. In particular, the critic/judge comes to the fore as soon as the plan to meditate comes to mind. We get thoughts like “I shouldn’t be doing this, I should be preparing dinner or cleaning up.” “Should, could, would, must” – notice how your critic [Read the article…]