We all worry from time to time, and although not all worry is 100% bad if it leads us to figure out a solution, but it can become a real problem when we let it take over our lives.
One of the things in my worry toolbox is meditation.
Many people have the misconception that meditation is shutting down the mind. Meditation is a calming of the mind while remaining alert, and it is through this calming that we find peace of mind.
Meditation works very well for worry because it allows you to focus on the present moment rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.
There are different techniques for meditating, and I think finding the one that works best for you is what is most important.
Sometimes I find that I like a guided meditation, while other times I just like to sit quietly with nothing to distract me.
I use certain mantras when I meditate. The basic Om mantra is an easy and effective mantra. I used it a lot when I first began to meditate because to be honest I would forget a more complicated mantra and then I would worry that I wasn't doing it right. See how easy it is to worry.
The point is, is meditation is supposed to take worry away. So in my opinion, if it is calming you, then how can you be doing it wrong.
If you have never tried meditation there are plenty of ways to get started. You Tube has plenty of guided meditations and music for meditation. There are also books and Google has a lot of information.
Do you meditate? I would love to hear about your meditation practice.
P.S. Thanks for all of your kind comments about my knee. The doctor called this morning and I don't have an infection. Thank goodness. I don't have a definitive diagnosis so I am going with my theory of a sprain and will continue to rest it as much as possible while meditating.
P.P.S. There is more Inspiration On A Monday here.