On me "toes"
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Where the heart is
Guided audio CDs can help a lot for those (including me!) who have a hard time for sitting and meditating, and for beginners. I like Jon Zabat Zinn's audio CD's for meditation, especially. Also Buddhist meditation CDs such as by Pema Chodron and Jack Kornfield. There are many.
For myself, for therapeutic reasons, it helps to sit with something that bothers me most, to sort of aerate it, release the attachment to it. Sometimes it can take more than once or more for some things and only once for other things. It has helped me develop further insight, without getting too much in my head about them. Then I always focus on compassion, peace, love, joy, what I want to call the higher level states, no matter what I incorporate that into the meditation.
"When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance"-- Lee Ann Womack
I am not my past. I am not my anxiety, nor depression. I am not my gender, or color, or social status, or occupation title, or any other label. I am not my story.