How long does it take for you get meditation right?

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I’ve been trying it for about 2 weeks, 30 min per day. I just can’t let go of my worries though….any tips?

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It takes a lot of practice and there are days that you may have a busy mind that you won’t be able to meditate at all, but at lest you are being consistent.
I remember in my one yoga class, the instructor said, just let all the thoughts that you are thinking to just run their course, out of thirty minutes you may get five minutes of good meditation.
You may be trying too hard, it is amazing how much garbage is stored in our minds.


I know this isn’t the advice you were asking for, but if you truly want to get rid of worry for the rest of your life (and beyond!), Jesus is the Way. I’m serious. I used to be absolutely and miserably racked with worry, to the point where life had lost all its flavor and light, and I was just trying to decide the quickest and least painful way to die. Jesus took all that away when I earnestly prayed to Him, asking Him to forgive my sins and be my Lord and Savior. Now I have real peace, real joy, and the promise of eternal life with Him. It just doesn’t get any better than that! As it says in Psalm 55:22,
“Cast your cares on the LORD
and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous fall.”
Blessings to you!


you have to remember that even if you have been meditating for 50 years, you will ALWAYS have thoughts…. even monks have thoughts when they meditate. they may have moments when they are peacefull & relaxed a whole lot longer than we are, but the key is that with practice you dont get hung up on “oh no! I am thinking!!!!”
meditation is not about “not thinking” it’s about letting your mind relax & if you think, just let that go past & come back to your breath, or your mantra, or the visualization, or prayer or whatever or were using to begin with… then bit by bit & day by day you may have longer times with more relaxation & more time between with less chaos in your mind.
that is what meditation is all about, it doesnt matter if its buddhist, christian, hindu or non-denominational meditation…. it all works the same way.
hope that helps


Meditation is an ongoing process. I imagine the Dalai Lama still thinks he needs practice. 😉 Don’t be discouraged. You’re doing much better than many people I know of that have tried. Just keep plugging away at it.
My best recommendation would be, first of all, don’t give up. Second of all, how do you meditate? Do you focus on something with your eyes closed, or do you stare at a candle, or listen to a waterfall, or…? Try various ways. When I first started, I found that if I lit a candle, and then spaced out staring at it, the meditation was easier. Staring at something in particular helped my mind to let go and relax and purge itself of everything on my mind. In time, with practice, you’ll get to where you won’t need a physical thing to stare at, and your mind will still do what you want it to do.
Again, you’re doing great. 30 minutes a day for 2 weeks? What a great start! I have a friend that tried for 5 minutes a day for 3 days and gave up! Keep up the good work!


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