Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Meditation - yay or nay?

I'm in the nay camp, I'm afraid. I can barely do yoga, let alone sit still with a blank mind.
However, there are three things that have the same affect for me as meditation.

1. Going to movies. I go by myself, to preferably a half full session so no one sits near me. In the dark, in the cool, and focused out of my thoughts, I come out feeling refreshed.

2. Archery. I know, weird right? You have to concentrate on your physical, on your breathing and on a small spot in the distance. You have to tune out the distractions around you. It's so relaxing and zen. I love it.

3. Taking photographs as I walk around my day to day world. It makes me zoom in on what's around me, I focus on the present (not what's in my head), and I see beauty and interest everywhere.

So 3 tips for meditation for the non-meditator.

What do you do if you can't meditate?

Linking with #Blogtober21


  1. I've never really meditated before and I suspect my mind will wonder too much to be successful but I'm going to give it a go using Denyse's free session suggestion.


  2. Lydia, I like your list for those that find it hard to centre and clear their minds. Instead of archery, I go running :-P

    SSG xxx

  3. I'm with you - I tend to be actively mindful. My preferred method used to be swimming up a black line, these days it's walking.

  4. Yes for your mindful list. This is awesome. I first discovered my ability to be mindful each time I went out taking photos. I guess that is something which led me to meditation. And remember you don't empty your mind in just let the thoughts come and go!! Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 43/52. Next week: My Last Year at High School.

  5. It's a nay from me too. I have tried meditation before and just end up thinking of random things. Going to the movies is a great way to relax x