Ever feel like your mind just won’t shut up during your meditation practice?

When you catch yourself “thinking,” do you start thinking about how you’re thinking?

In this highlight from Consciousness Engineering, founder of Ziva Meditation, Emily Fletcher, explains how one big misconception about meditation has led people to frustration in their practice and, ultimately, stopping:

“If we go into [meditation] thinking that the point of meditation is to get good at life, not to get good at meditating, and if we accept the reality that no one can give their mind a command to stop, then it’s so much more innocent, so much more playful, so much more enjoyable… And the reality is that none of us will do anything for very long if we feel like we’re failing at it. So if you go into meditation with an unrealistic expectation of ‘mind, stop thinking,’ you’re always going to feel like a failure and you’re going to quit.”

Source: http://blog.mindvalleyacademy.com/meditation/one-mistake-everyone-makes-meditation-practice-emily-fletcher?utm_campaign=mva-ce&utm_source=cm-pin&utm_medium=description&utm_content=emily-fletcher-pin