Whether you’re meditating one hour per day or six, you are not truly meditating. Meditation is a way of life, not an escape from it. Acharya Prashant tells us 5 common mistakes we may be making when we meditate.
1, Do not meditate to feel good
Meditation is not a temporary solution to a couple of bad days or hours. It must take over every aspect of your life and then you can begin to discover how meditation can truly help you.
Breathing technique is merely the beginning
Breathing is the very beginning of meditation – it gives you a glimpse of the beyond so that you can fall in love with it. But don’t stay satisfied just with the glimpse. Demand more, go deeper.
Stop being a watchman
Attention is not about keeping an eye on yourself. It is about being an attendant to the truth. Meditation is a thing of the heart, it cannot be cultivated.
‘Why does this sound or so-called distraction matter to me at all?’ – ask yourself that. Answer this question and you delve deeper into your own consciousness.
Meditation is not a way to withdraw from daily life