I am Bi-Polar and have a touch of ADD... It's very hard for me to focus on anything. But my life is in desperate need of change. I need to work on spiritual, personal and of course financial growth. But I know that I can't have one without the others. So, I have started trying to meditate each day even for a few moments.
I have tried the deep breaths, counting, imagining a tree... None of it is working. All I do is sit and worry about little things.
Are there any techniques that I maybe could try to help me focus and clear my mind for mediative purposes or just daily life?? Any chants or prayers that could help? I've tried the OOOmmm thing... Ummm, no, that just woke my son up. I was thinking about a short chant that may help, but I don't know what to use...
Any and all suggestions would be very helpful!
Asked by Anonymous at 12:54 AM on Jan. 12, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Anonymous at 12:58 AM on Jan. 12, 2010
Answer by Amelora at 1:20 AM on Jan. 12, 2010
I agree, sometimes you just have to let your mind go where it wants to go. Go check out some of the songs on my home page, I use them to meditate with all the time.
Answer by pnwmom at 2:02 AM on Jan. 12, 2010
I'm not Pagan but I do have ADHD. I always mediate with my Ipod on. Music helps to calm the maelstrom of thoughts spinning around in my head and that in turn allows me to focus on one thing or just let my mind clear.
Answer by beeky at 7:48 AM on Jan. 12, 2010
Answer by gmasboy at 8:09 AM on Jan. 12, 2010
Answer by MamaK88 at 11:45 AM on Jan. 12, 2010
Sounds like you need guided meditation! I need it too sometimes. Best thing that ever happened to me as far as meditating.
You can also find some videos on youtube. Just put in guided meditation or chakra cleansing. Here are 2 of my faves"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHv_VBvf2xM <---Yogatic Esther is wonderful. I love all of her videos.
Answer by NightPhoenix at 12:42 PM on Jan. 12, 2010
Answer by daisy521 at 1:00 PM on Jan. 12, 2010
How about the Goddess chant? I own the group Meditation for moms . Everyday I post a short meditation video. You might like to join. There are some chants there as well as some lovely music to meditate to. Don't get frustrated. It takes practice to be able to clear your mind easily even for those of us without a mental disorder. Guided meditations might be more to your liking. Come on by the group and try several different ones. And no matter what remember practice makes perfect. ;)
Answer by SalemWitchChild at 9:08 PM on Jan. 12, 2010