With the popularity of its meditation comes misinformation, misnomers, and myths.
Myth #1: It’s A Religious Practice
The reason meditation is linked to some religions and cultures is because of its benefits. However, meditation is not a religious practice, which means you can practice it even without a religion.
Myth #2: It Takes A Long Time To Learn it
At its core, meditation is about freeing the mind of internal chatter so that you become present in the moment. It takes at least five minutes to do this and you’re meditating already—and that’s enough.
Myth #3: Some People Can’t Do It
Some people are easily distracted, while some do not have the right amount of patience to allow meditation to do its work—but that doesn’t mean that some people just can’t do it. Anyone can.
Myth #4: You Need To Chant
Some forms of meditation involve chanting, but it’s not mandatory. It’s an optional tool you can use when you think you need it.
Myth #5: You Shouldn’t Have Any Thought While You Do It
We will always have thoughts runnings in our heads. It’s quite unavoidable, especially for newbies, and it’s completely okay. What’s important here is that you can go back to your focus and back to your meditation practice.
The only thing that can stop you from experiencing the benefits of meditation is yourself. Don’t let this happen to you. Take a step and start your journey and develop a mindful life.