What Do You Think When Meditating?
Updated: 3 days ago
What should I expect my thoughts to look like during meditation?
While meditation may seem like a simple practice, it can be challenging for beginners to quiet their minds and focus on the present moment. Many people wonder what they should think about during meditation, or if they should even think at all.
It's important to recognize that meditation is not about getting rid of all thoughts. According to the research of Dr. Fred Luskin of Stanford University, the average human has approximately 60,000 thoughts per day, and 90% of these are repetitive!
This is a possible representation of what your thoughts could look like while meditating
During meditation, our thoughts may appear as a continuous stream of mental activity, similar to a river flowing steadily downstream. We may notice thoughts coming and going, without getting caught up in them or becoming attached to them. By focusing on a single point of concentration, such as the breath or a mantra, our mind becomes more still and calm, and distracting thoughts may gradually start to diminish.
It's important to note that everyone's experience during meditation may vary, and there is no right or wrong way for our thoughts to appear while meditating. The key is to maintain a non-judgmental awareness of our thoughts and let them come and go without getting caught up in them.