The One Problem That No One Seems To Be Talking About
Since It’s So Normal (Apparently!)
Overthinking. Dwelling in the mind, this is the great problem that all of us face. And the big fact is, that we don’t even know that it’s a big problem.
Till the time it grows out of control, it doesn’t seem to be a problem. When it gets so disastrous that the effects get apparent enough, we wake up from our sleep.
There is only one solution to this problem. That is meditation, which many people talk of these days.
But how to do meditation?
There are several ways to do it.
Just focus on your breath. Watch it, feel it, as it goes in and goes out.
Along with this, I would like to introduce dynamic meditation.
Meditation can only be done with your eyes closed and sitting in one place. But dynamic meditation can be done anywhere, anytime and while doing anything!
For example, you are holding your phone or laptop in your hands or it is kept on your lap. Does your attention go there? Did you have to think about it?
This will slowly build the attitude that things can be done without thinking and overthinking. This is called being present. Where you are not in the past and the future. You are here. Right NOW!
Just be where you are. You can focus on your breath too. If that feels comfortable to you. Or else hook yourself onto some or the other sense perception of yours.
Like if you’re sitting, you could feel your butt’s pressure against the ground.
It is simple. Just be. And this is what you have to do.
And a simple caution along with this. You are going to fail a MILLION times. Trust me. We all do.
But this will give us long-term benefits. All we have to do is to keep ourselves hooked onto our breath or sense perceptions.
Do NOT get frustrated if you fail or find yourself lost in thought, that’s not a problem. Start again.
JUST DON’T QUIT. It is a request from my side if you want to take it this way. Because it can benefit you in numerous ways. The biggest plus point is that you’ll rise above thought.
Just stay hooked on to the present. No matter how many times you fail or stumble. That doesn’t matter.
“Whenever you realize that you’re not in present, you are in present.” — Eckhart Tolle
“When you find yourself in thought, don’t get disappointed. You have once again learned what not living in present feels like.” — Shannon Duncan