You Can Meditate Even If…

You can meditate even if you have thoughts racing through your mind (as they do in mine)!

You can meditate even if you have to change your position once in a while.

You can meditate even if your child is tugging at your pants.

You can meditate even if your bills haven’t been paid and you don’t know when the next check is coming.

You can meditate even if you have cancer or any disabling disease.

You can meditate even if you are lying down.

While vipassana meditation encourages us not to scratch an itch when you are meditating at a retreat, I say go ahead and scratch your itch and come back to your breath or whatever is your object of meditation.

Here is what Russell Simmons has to say about this:

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“Another misconception that trips some people up is the belief that they’re not ‘good’ at meditating. These people make the effort to sit down and meditate but then don’t stick with the practice because they feel like they’re ‘doing it wrong’ or somehow aren’t having the same experience that ‘real’ meditators do. …

I’m going to talk about the technique of dealing with your thoughts in much greater detail later on in the book, but for now I do want to say this:

Meditation does not mean the absence of thoughts.

Meditation does not mean going into a trance.

Meditation does not mean forgetting who or where you are.

If you’re worrying that you’re not ‘doing it right’ because none of those things happen when you meditate, then please stop worrying.” Russell Simmons from Success Through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple

My book, Seven Secrets to Stop Interruptions in Meditation and my 9 Minute Meditation online course can really help you begin a daily practice that you will enjoy and want to continue.

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Books by Russell Simmon

Success Through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple

by
Russell Simmons
Chris Morrow

Master entrepreneur, original hip-hop mogul, and New York Times bestselling author Russell Simmons shares the most fundamental key to success—meditation—and guides readers to use stillness as a powerful tool to access their potential.

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