There are many reasons people give for not being able to meditate. The most common include:
But, saying that you can't meditate because of these reasons is like saying you can't exercise and eat healthy because you are out of shape and overweight.
You need to exercise and eat healthy because you are out of shape and overweight.
Likewise, you need to meditate (and practice mindfulness) because your mind is busy, because you can't sit still, because you can't focus, because you have ADHD.
We all get lost in our minds - it's the human condition. Tackling this issue can be a scary prospect. There is a certain amount of comfort in the status quo, and a certain amount of fear when it comes to change...even if that change will substantially improve our happiness and well-being.
But, these thoughts and emotions are like any other: temporary. Don't let them have a lasting effect on your life, or your ability to do what you know you should do.
Notice the discomfort and fear, realize you don't have to get caught up in it, and move your attention away from it.
Ironically, the first act of mindfulness and meditation is often becoming aware of the thoughts and emotions that keep us from doing it.
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