When It's Hard to Get Started....
We've all been there--you go to meditate/run energy, but nothing seems to work. You can't sit still, can't get grounded and your thoughts are all over the place. You just can't seem to get started, and it feels pointless.
What to do? You know meditating is a good idea, but it's just not working. Well, here are a few tips for you. Find one or two you like, and give them a try!
First of all--just do it anyway! Keep going, despite how futile it feels. You're experiencing what the body and what the mind interprets as nothing happening. On an energy level, you may be making more progress than you recognize!
Sometimes the first stuff that starts moving is that resistance, invalidation and numbness, and as you move it out, your body and mind "experience" it. When you're done, even if you've not reached a place of calm or flow, you may discover you still feel better and more energized. It worked!
Now, in no special order, here are some more tips for when it's tough going:
Perhaps you have something that's worked for you? Feel free to share.
We'll have another list of tips for you soon (maybe next week!).