Several of my friends feel that they can’t meditate or practice breathing techniques due to past trauma. If you struggle with meditation because it feels triggering, today’s lesson is especially for you.
While meditation may be the most effective way to achieve mindfulness, there are other options you can try. Maybe you find it difficult to practice the traditional seated contemplation. Maybe you question its value. You can still find more happiness and peace of mind through a variety of physical and mental practices.
You may find that these activities are beneficial on their own or they may strengthen your ability and interest in meditating. Whatever path you follow, try these ideas for becoming fully present.
You don’t have to miss out on the benefits of mindfulness just because you’re uncomfortable sitting for long periods or troubled by disturbing thoughts.
Your morning commute or a formal tea ceremony can also be occasions to connect with the here and now.
Today’s worksheet: The Circular Road to Meditative Peace