Have you ever tried meditation and given up? Maybe you have tried many times but failed to achieve the results you were looking for?
Well I have experienced the challenges of meditation in the past, and I know from experience, that when anxiety is present, it can be even harder to achieve any level of calm through focusing on the breath. I found myself feeling frustrated and angry with myself, the exact opposite of what I was trying to achieve.
I am now able to meditate regularly, but for years it was a real struggle, my meditation practice led me to give up many times, I would come back to it time and time again to find the same results, but I never gave up. I knew I wanted to live more presently in the here and now and to quieten the inner chatter.
Finally I found a way that allowed me to achieve the same results that meditation promised, it was through my mindfulness in nature practices that I finally felt like I was getting somewhere. After practicing this technique I was able to experience a state of mind that I could access which was less chaotic, calmer, more focused and easily accessed. I was also able to meditate in the more traditional sense for the first time and achieve results, I was able to quieten my mind and accept the thoughts that came to me without judgement, it was the gateway to meditation and living a more mindful life.
Here is a video I made where I show you how to practice this same technique. I show you how woodland animals can inspire us to engage all our senses to experience the natural world in a mindful way. These are techniques you can use yourself whilst exploring the outdoors or even in your back garden. These techniques are free, easy and get results.
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