Meditation can be boring at times. We force ourselves to sit, and then force ourselves to sit through any boredom. The tip this week is to bring some curiosity to your practice. Trying a few different practices, you are bound to find something that sparks some interest. When we are able to be interested in our practice, we find ourselves more deeply engaged. Some people find mindfulness practices to be more engaging, while others find the heart practices to be interesting. Discover where curiosity arises for you.
You may notice curiosity arising subtly, wanting to know more about something or understand it better. Maybe there are certain practices in which you are able to concentrate more easily than others. Don’t just wait to find something that interests you; put some effort forth to bring awareness to your level of curiosity. Notice when your curiosity spikes and you become interested, and follow through by investigating.
I also offer Beginner’s Tips on my podcast “Dharma Talk.” Listen to a friend and me talk about these tips in more depth at www.EasierSofter.com/DharmaTalk.