When I first started following a meditation practice, I was very skeptical. I was not very good at it and I was scared of the thought that it might be too difficult or that it might not be effective. Many people feel the same way. But there is a saying that goes something like this: The first and most important step to meditation is to open your eyes, look around you, and to notice what is happening around you.
But if you do that, you’re probably going to have a hard time focusing on anything else for a while. That’s why a lot of people make the mistake of thinking that meditation is just sitting and staring at a blank screen. But that’s no way to practice it.
I think the best way to practice meditation is to look around you, as opposed to just gazing at a blank screen, and see how you’re being affected by other people’s eyes. You might become aware that you’re being watched by a lot of people, and it might not be a pleasant experience to find that you’re being stared at by a lot of people.
When I’m practicing meditation, it’s very hard to say that I’m just watching someone’s eyes. I’m not sure if I’m not seeing them or if they’re not seeing me. It seems like the more I practice, the more I realize that I’m being watched. And as I’m practicing, I’m also doing some of my own meditation.
The reason I say that is because we don’t know for sure if we’re being watched, but there is a good possibility that we are. When we are practicing meditation, we may not be able to see or even hear our own thoughts, but we can often feel them. This is where our brain tells us that we are being watched. And if your brain is telling you that you’re being watched, that’s generally bad.
Here’s a great article from the New York Times that explains how our feelings of being watched influences our behavior.
So if we are being watched, we need to remember to practice mindfulness. We can do this by making time to relax, focus on our breath, and notice our body. This will help to create a space in which we can notice our thoughts and feelings without letting them control us. We may find that our thoughts can be a little more manageable when we are aware of them.
It also may reduce our anxiety when we notice our thoughts and feelings, because it helps to shift our attention into a more relaxed and peaceful state. So if we have to wait a few minutes to focus in on our thoughts, then we may find that they’re not as scary and worrisome as they used to be. It’s not great to have thoughts running all over your head, but it is better to have them running in your head than not to have them at all.
Meditation is another one of those activities that people tend to avoid, but the truth is that it works well. It is an effective way to reduce anxiety and increase focus. It has been shown in studies to reduce the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress. When we meditate, our brain produces the chemicals that help reduce anxiety and improve our focus.
Here’s the thing. At the end of the day, there are times when we don’t feel like we can meditate. We can’t help it. We have to do it. But if we don’t, all we do is block out the pain and confusion. It’s like the saying, “When it rains, all you see is puddles.” Sometimes we can’t get out of the shower, we just have to get out of the shower. We can’t help it.