reply to post by reesie45
Your tone in the way you posted speaks volumes. I wonder what it is that is blocking your success? Hmm. It sounds like Anxiety and possibly stress.
Maybe, even a little self defeatism. Although I could be wrong!
But your first step is already completed. You have seeked it out, and just started learning the process. Remember! This is a process. For some people
it just takes persistence, and trust in oneself. And, before you know it. You could be able to do it on a full public trainst bus! All you need to do
is practise, practise, practise. And Hone your skill at every chance you get.
It's hard for me to give advice, as was able to do this ever since I can remember. I did it naturally as an child to escape from my surroundings.
And, in a way to communicate. What I can say is this;
1. Choose a conducive environment(enough said). I personaly love being around nature. It's innocent, pure, and natural.
2. Concentrate on your breathing techniques. Close your eyes softly. Begin by taking a few slow and deep breaths inhaling with your nose and exhaling
from your mouth. Don’t force your breathing. Let it come naturally. The first few intakes of air are likely to be shallow, but as you allow more air
to fill your lungs each time, your breaths will gradually become deeper and fuller. Take as long as you need to breathe slowly and deeply. Think pure
thoughts as if your breathing is the ebb and flow of trickling water. When you are breathing deeply, you’ll begin to feel calmer and more relaxed.
That’s a good sign. Now, focus your attention on your breathing. Be aware of each breath that you take in through your nose. Be mindful of each
breath that you exhale with your mouth. Continue focusing on your breaths for as long as you like. If you find your attention straying away from your
breaths, just gently bring it back. It may happen many times. Don’t be disheartened. What’s important is to realize that you’ve wandered and
bring your attention back to where it should be. As you develop greater focus power, you will find it easier to concentrate.
3. clear your mind! bruce lee once stated " you must have no mind". What he means is, you must clear your mind and enter what is THE VOID. Now, this
can be somewhat hard to explain, but I'll try. It is a subconscious plane of nothingness. That means nothing. No thought, no positive, no negative,
no nothing! To start, before you meditate truly think what this really means, nothingness. To me, it means the purest from of true peace that will
ever exist in everything that is, and ever will be. Just a thought.
4. avoid drinking energy drink, coffee, alcohol or anything that can distract the mind.
I hope this helps. It was pieced together quick.