TAPPING OUT THE MIND CHATTER
Something I understand on a feeling level, not only on a mind level, is that what works for me does not work for everyone else. Sounds obvious, right? Well, in the past when I found something that was a slam dunk for me, I would get really excited about it and want to tell the world. I thought if everyone would give it a chance it would help them, too. So, whatever I share here on these pages comes from learning from my own arrogant assumptions. I do not really know what is best for others. Admittedly, sometimes I forget.
Here are some things I want to share. One of them may work for you:
I have struggled with is meditation. Often feeling as though I had failed by not being able to reach the inner calm and quietness of mind that many people talk about. Observing the mind chatter has been very helpful, but has created some frustration. I have participated in Dynamic and other Osho Meditations that involve movement. I have found them to be a useful way of being able to do a seated meditation afterwards. In essence, awareness and being present in our daily tasks is meditation. But what if you are not at that point?
Emotional Freedom Technique / EFT is one way to give a conscious voice to our mind chatter. This is done by venting while tapping on acupuncture points. It is a great way to gain clarity and insights into what is running us ragged. It is hard to sit in meditation when that voice is babbling on. The idea of being still and silent already causes some people to feel as though they have failed before starting.
I am not going to explain EFT here, but for more information on how it works, go to Tapping Solution and there you will find more information on the basics of EFT.
Give it a shot.