Overcoming Five Common Obstacles to Meditation
Overcome These Five Common Obstacles to Meditation
Working with the wandering mind is challenging. Here’s why you’re having trouble meditating and a practice to renew your motivation.
By Bob Stahl and Steve Flowers | June 3, 2016
It is absolutely normal to experience some challenges when practicing mindfulness meditation. Your mind will wander; this happens to everyone. Since you’ve begun practicing mindfulness with the approaches earlier in the book, there’s no doubt that you’ve already experienced this. Your mind can be just like the weather often is—changing all the time. You’ve probably noticed that you tend to get lost in memories or thoughts about the future, even in everyday life. For example, when eating breakfast you might be planning the day ahead or remembering the past, whether marveling at how wonderful last weekend was or how painful that interaction was that you had with your spouse last night