The first time you sit on that cushion, it is extremely hard. We all come from a set of rules and a way of thinking that did not allow us to develop calmness and steadiness. In a few words: our mind was not trained to be always present.
I find it interesting that many high achievers are unconsciously trying to fill an empty space that never actually gets filled through achievements alone…
Have you ever tried to consciously turn off your mind?
You can think of your mind as a little, lively monkey who cannot find any place to settle down, but it needs to jump up and down, at any time, and without control.
Listening to our inner voice it can only happen if our mind is silent and uncluttered. How do you practice inner silence?
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I lost the sight toward the horizon I have always considered to be my own and indisputable direction.
One of the six senses (mind is the 6th sense) will have contact with an external stimulus like the smell of smoke or alcohol, and a sensation will arise in the body, which could be butterflies or salivating. And thoughts begin to kick in I want it.
Do you wish to start a regular meditation practice?
If you are here now you are already on your way to become a regular meditation practitioner.
For me, meditation is the practice of striving for 100% authenticity. It is the search for ones own truth. And, not necessarily only in a metaphysical way, in a literal way, too.
Work-Life balance for me is listening to my body and mind and react when it needs time to recharge.