Today is day eight of the 21-Day Meditation Challenge, sponsored by The Chopra Center. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have been meditating on an almost daily basis for several months now (5 months to be exact). For this reason, I find the daily meditation practice to be invigorating and uplifting. I am getting a great deal from it and I will speak about that more in an upcoming post.
However, not everyone finds meditation so useful. Especially those brand new to the experience of meditation. I had convinced my husband to try the 21-day Meditation challenge with me, but he has determined that it is not quite working for him. He says that it only puts him to sleep. He has opted to discontinue the daily practice and I do not hold that against him one bit.
I have found meditation to be rather similar to physical exercise. If you are new to the experience, it takes a while before it starts to feel natural and you really start to see the benefits. Until then, it can be uncomfortable and possibly even painful.
If you are new to meditation and you are finding it to not be the wonderful experience you were expecting, I urge you to continue anyway. Some of the most rewarding things in life can be the hardest and most difficult to attain. I see meditation as no different. For many of us, meditation does not come easy, but if you stay with it, I have no doubt that you will start to see results.
If you are not familiar with the 21-day Meditation Challenge, I urge you to go to following link and sign-up for this remarkable and FREE online service.