Do you have a dog? Or have you ever played fetch with one? If you have, you already know the secret to meditation.
Picture yourself with a dog and a stick. The dog can think of nothing else. Even if his favorite cat comes around, your dog stays there salivating over that stick.
Now, some of us have seriously untrained dogs. My dog used to charge after that stick and then get distracted in the field by a lovely butterfly and start chasing that instead, and I’d have to call him back and remind him of his mission. Our minds can be like that. My mind sure was when I first started meditating.
Many of my clients say the same thing: “I just can’t do it, Cort… my mind wanders too much, it’s too active.”
If you’re feeling that way, it’s time to turn it into a game, a game with your mind. Because, as harsh as it may sound, the untrained mind, just like the dog, likes games… and those very same games will whip it into shape in no time.
Before you play, remember, meditation isn’t just breathing. What you’re really doing is training your mind to focus its attention for the results you want.
You can also think of it like a computer. If you have loads of applications open at one time, then your computer will be sluggish and unable to complete even the most trivial of tasks. But when you start closing down those applications, just like the thoughts in your mind, you free up space for the operating system to efficiently and effortlessly take you where you want to go.
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