In a post of mine published on PsychCentral, “Handling Intrusive Thoughts While Meditating,” I wrote about how to label and let thoughts go during meditation. But currently, I’m in the midst of a crisis in my family and some pretty significant thoughts about it come up during meditation. I don’t want to let these thoughts go. They may help me figure things out, resolve things, and make things better. If I let them go I may just lose them without any benefit of having had them. This also happens when very creative ideas pop-up while meditating. Why just let a good idea go and return to the breath?
Monday, August 19, 2013
I wrote in May in a post called “State Your Intention” of a meditation that helps to establish an intention and put it to use in working toward your goals. Framing a positive and present intention can help us stay to directed and achieve what we want. Intention can be a guide as we work to become the person we want to become. Make sense? Well, not so fast.