"I can't meditate," said everyone, at least once.
Here are 𝟏𝟓 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐲.
1- you have expectations on how it should be/feel
2- you get frustrated because your mind is active
3- you stop because you get too many ideas and you want to put them down as soon as possible
4- you expect immediate results
5- you choose the wrong moments (you are too tired or too emotional to sit quietly)
6- you give up too early to body pains
7 - you are battling your mind instead of embracing it
8- you try to do it all alone - there are numbers of meditations online that can be helpful to set a practice. And even better, there are meditation groups to join which will support and motivate your practice
9- you feel a loser because you don't have mystical experiences - sorry to break it for you, that's not the purpose of meditation.
10- you haven't found the technique that works for you
11- you forgot to use your breath as a compass
12- wrong food/drinks before meditating - big meal, alcohol, too much caffeine and sugars sabotage your meditation session
13- you are distracted by notifications/phone activity
14- the wrong environment - it's easier to quiet your mind when your environment reflects that quietness.
15- you don't give it consistency - 2 minutes a day is better than 30 minutes once a month
Can you recognize any of these?