Over time, we accumulate a considerable amount of unnecessary clutter within ourselves — thoughts, fears, insecurities, and the inability to control events. When we attempt to meditate in silence and focus, this internal clutter surfaces, which is generally hidden in the hustle and bustle of life. The internal noise seems louder than the external chaos, making the journey within seem daunting.
It becomes evident that meditation isn’t about sitting in silence; rather, it’s about embracing the silence, enjoying the flow of thoughts, and becoming a witness to the rollercoaster of life. Despite our efforts to declutter, more thoughts emerge.
The key is to relax and appreciate the ebb and flow of thoughts and emotions, acknowledging the chaotic journey of life.
Acceptance becomes the first step towards inner peace. Recognizing and embracing the noisy internal landscape makes the journey more manageable. The initial step is often the most challenging, but once we accept the chaos, the path becomes smoother.
Even if focus seems elusive, it’s crucial to relax. A chaotic mind will persist, whether meditating in the Himalayas or a closed silent room. Upon leaving that meditative space, the chaos returns.
The true beauty lies in finding peace amid the chaos, achieved by accepting the journey of life and letting go of overthinking, including questions like “what if” or “I am afraid if.”
It’s essential to remember that meditation is a skill that takes time to develop. Building a relationship with the mind and gently guiding it towards stillness is a gradual process.
Seeking guidance from experienced meditation practitioners or mindfulness teachers can be beneficial. For those in need of assistance, writing to firstname.lastname@example.org is an option, and the support is provided free of charge.