January 21, 2021

No, your brain isn’t ‘too busy’ for meditation

No, your brain isn't 'too busy' for meditation

March Mindfulness is Mashable’s series that examines the intersection of meditation practice and technology. Because even in the time of coronavirus, March doesn’t have to be madness.

My mind is too active to meditate. Too busy. There’s too much going on.

Those feelings are valid. Meditation, even in normal times, is not easy. If you have experienced trauma, meditation might not even be effective.

For me, however, saying my mind was “too active” was a flattering way to avoid something difficult. I didn’t lack the discipline to meditate. I was just too smart.

That’s not true, of course. I understood that after taking a …

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