Most of us can hardly focus because we are lost in thinking and imagining. We are lost in our distractions. Perhaps you have noticed this yourself.
We are distracted and
not centered, so when problems arise, instead of solving them, we get
lost in worries, doubts and fears. The unfinished business combined with
feeling off balance and out of control leads to anxiety.
The fact is that most of
us are lost in thinking and
imagining. We are lost in our distractions.
Many times when I am at Starbucks or at the library I
see someone who comes in to study. He or she pulls out a textbook or
notebook and begins to study, but after about 5 minutes, s/he inevitably
reaches for the mobile device and begins scrolling for text messages or
It is for this reason that I recommend beginning with the
meditation available here.
If you cannot study or focus properly, constantly reaching for
your iPhone to check text messages or constantly lost in your music or
video games, how are you going to solve issues or even pray properly? Moreover, there is a
residual effect that lingers after your texting, music, Internet or
video game indulgence. It is called mental fog or brain fog.
When lost in thought, we are not fully there. You can drive right past your freeway exit.
All of this is to say that when people are immersed in the
thought stream (or lost in emotional thinking), they are not totally there.
But the person who learns to meditate properly is restored to
objectivity. Mentally standing back from thought, the person can
observe thought instead of being lost in it.
Therefore, I recommend that you first
clear the mind and learn to mentally stand back for objectivity.
The person who is not immersed in thinking and feeling, and
mentally stands back from the thought stream is re-centered. Freedom and self sovereignty return.
When you begin to meditate properly, you will discover that you
will be able to concentrate for the first time. Before you were merely
caught up in one thing or another. When your attention was captured by
one thing and another you were distracted. When you fixated on one thing
for a long time, you thought you were concentrating, but your attention
had been captured.
Once you begin to meditate, you will be in a state of mind which is receptive to common sense and problem solving.
Here is the very simple and easy meditation for beginners.
Hello, this is Roland. Welcome.
Here is the Easy Meditation. It is a wonderful little meditation exercise to help you get centered, banish negative thoughts, and get control of your emotions.
Want an app?
Click here to get the Easy Meditation App