Resisting Quiet: Why Meditation Can Be Scary

Do you ever find yourself resisting quiet? Finding all the ways to fill the space?

I meditate. Daily. And yet, I still sometimes resist the open, the quiet, the unstructured. Especially when there's something there that needs my attention. Because that's when it's scary.

To face yourself when you really don't want to feel what is below the surface 

- your deepest emotions, that which we dull and distract ourselves from in any number of ways, that we push away to keep unconscious -

can be unnerving.

 

Yet it's only through facing and feeling what's there, bringing it to the surface, that we can transcend it.

Process and release it.

 Soaking up some quiet time at one of my favorite places...yeah I stopped to selfie. I needed a picture for this post ;)

Soaking up some quiet time at one of my favorite places...yeah I stopped to selfie. I needed a picture for this post ;)

Hear our true selves.

Acknowledge that perhaps a nagging and persistent quiet discomfort in our heart or our gut,

like a chronic and annoying ache or pain in our body, is perhaps a sign not to be ignored. 

That there is some part of our inner self that needs attention.

The best way to know if we need to make changes in our life, what changes we need to make, and where to get started, is to honor ourselves and listen.

 

How do you get there? How do you stop blocking yourself out?

 

Get quiet. still. brave. 

amazing shifts can happen when you start listen. 

Looking for meditation resources? Check out www.groundedmind.com.  It's where I learned my meditation tools -  I promise, it's not hard or boring! It just takes a little dedication.

And trust me, you are worth it.  

If this post resonated with you, or you have questions, talk to me in the comments.

Grow Happy, Grow Healthy

Andrea