I was always skeptical of meditating. I thought it was something voodoo, but one of my close friends asked me to give it a try. I've been meditating for the last four months. It has been an amazing experience. I think I tend to get less irritated or overwhelmed. What do others think? How did meditation help other HSPs?
I started meditating 2 years ago. It's a consistent practice in my life now. I think meditation has added a lot of tolerance in me. I'm better tolerating difficult situations, people, behaviors.
I was once in your shoes where I thought meditation was voodoo. Until I started to being open-minded about anything, including the metaphysical stuff.
Estefani How did you become more open-minded? I still struggle a lot? Questions like - What If I spend my time and energy on meditation, and my mind just creates some random stories? It's hard as I can't see, touch, or feel it yet. Maybe I need to get started and have faith. Thank you for sharing.
You know not entirely sure, one day it just clicked for me. I think it was because sometimes I limited myself on certains things for example, the spiritual and metaphysical stuff. If someone would talk about it I would stop listening because I wouldn't believe it, felt like nonsense to me at first. So instead of doing that I tell myself, "I will try to understand/be open-minded as much as I can and see if I like it or not. If it resonates with me, awesome. If not, I will leave it for now." During meditations you will have these tiny voices in your head. You should just observe what your mind is saying as you meditate, don't dwell on them just acknowledge them and keep focus on your breath. It takes practice to build those brain muscles where at a point you won't hear them as much and you will have clear thoughts and a clear mind. Keep practicing meditating! It will take awhile and yes have faith you can reach that!
I think of meditation like a muscle. At first meditating had no effect on me. Over time it helped me calm down. Now it's like my brain has found a faster way to calm down because of meditating. Now when something upsets me I can calm down a lot faster and stay calm.
Yeah! It is amazing, I'm so thankful for it. It took me months for it to have an effect, but it was worth it.