43: Meditation for Seeing Beyond a Wandering Mind

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This guided contemplation points to something essential that every meditator must see and understand if they are to go beyond worry over wandering mind. There are many ways to deal with wandering thoughts, but the most important and most powerful is to see the knowing that is beyond wandering or not-wandering. Recognize this and your life will change. Recognize it more and more, and your life will change more and more.

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  • http://ishouldbemeditating.com AlanKlima

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    • Matan Kaminer

      Hi Alan, please add me to the list of voters who say Yes! to more episodes. Also, what is the best way to get in touch with you privately? If you prefer, please shoot me an email at matan.kaminer@gmail.com.

  • Francesca

    Thank you so much for this wonderful and uplifting meditation. I have a real problem trying to quite my mind during meditation as I don’t seem to be able to stop my wondering thoughts. Your audio really helped me achieve what I call “the quiet state” and I finally found something which actually works in shutting up my chattering mind! So immensely grateful for this…keep up the good work and I will be certainely following you closely from now on. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! <3

    • http://ishouldbemeditating.com AlanKlima

      So happy to hear that!

  • Renaissance Empower

    Alan you’re so skilled at this, I am literally hooked to your audios. I’ve been really lucky to come across your promotion through a friend of mine. He was raving about you and now I understand why! Can you tell me if there is any way to download them directly on my android? I would love to listen to them during my break at work, it will give me the chance to re-focus and calm down during stressfull moments (believe me I have quite a bit on my plate at the moment!). Sending a wagon of peace, love and gratitude your way…. 😉

    • http://ishouldbemeditating.com AlanKlima

      Many thanks! I know that lots on the plate feeling. I really appreciate knowing this is of some use, and also in what way you are using it– all really helpful. Let your friends know too! And thanks for the android reminder– got to set up a link for that. You can subscribe to I Should Be Meditating on Stitcher Radio. I believe that works on Android. I’ll get a button and link in the future but you can just go there and look it up in search.

  • Susan Joshua

    AlanKlima is well informed about the subject matter. I love the audio. I can listen to this again and again. I enjoy listening to this. It is so cool and educative. There should be a way to download this. Great!

  • Daniel

    Very impressed with your meditation podcasts so far alan, am so thankful I found this site, it feels like fate.

    • http://ishouldbemeditating.com AlanKlima

      Maybe!

  • Andrea Robinson

    This was an eye-opening meditation, because in the first part, you pointed out that that thing that’s hard about meditation is simply that we don’t want to do it. We tend to resist simply showing up. We want to do things that we’re inspired to do, or things that are fun, instead of making a commitment to practice.

    As you were saying this, my mind wandered to a person I know who looks forward to doing her meditation, and in fact teaches meditation classes. So I know that it’s possible to look forward to meditation or to be inspired by the idea of showing up for practice.

    In what I’ll call “Round 2” of this meditation, you talked about showing up for our experience and enjoying it, realizing that it won’t last and that’s okay. For some reason, the way you framed the whole thing made it seem a lot easier and a lot more natural.

    :)

    • http://ishouldbemeditating.com AlanKlima

      Yeah you are right– it’s definitely possible for the general balance to tip toward wanting to do it more than not wanting to. Once that happens all is well!

      And yeah– that’s why “round two” is important no matter where that general balance lies, because on a micro-level (let’s call it) we can definitely “show up” for our experience, and we can do this regardless of what we did in the past or what we will do in the future. It’s the best place to put our emphasis.

      I feel you totally get it!

      • Andrea Robinson

        Ah, beautiful. Thank you! Yes, I think I get it! :)

  • Katy Smith

    Hi, Alan thanks for this great guided meditation. I found it extremely relaxing and I was able to concentrate openly on the present time. I really felt free and at ease during this podcast. It helps me clear my mind and prepare myself for the day.

  • Caitlin

    Being someone who is not very familiar with the practice of meditation, I found this podcast very interesting! I do certainly struggle with the wandering thoughts. Especially when I’m supposed to be focusing on something important!

  • Ann Abbitz

    I’ve been doing meditation for a while now, this is a great podcast for anyone new to it. As it’s not only hard to find time to actually do it, it’s also just as hard to GET into that meditative state….what with normal, everyday life happening…kids, schedules, work, etc. But if you can do this and succeed at getting there, then you’ll feel extremely…..like a whole new person. :) I’m going to recommend this podcast to friends and family that are looking to get into meditation.

  • Justin Bradshaw

    I’m new to the meditation thing, was recommended your site by a close friend. She claims I’m too stressed out and meditation will help. I’ve listened to this, and it seems to help, for now. She says you have some good tips and such on here, so I guess I’ll be on here when I get the chance, don’t have too much free time on my hands, unfortunately

  • Elizabeth Griffin

    Goodness, this is exactly what I’m looking for! Alan, you do a great job taking us through all the steps. With a pre-teen daughter, and busy, busy with everyday life, this will be helpful daily. I’ll make sure to find time to at least get this done daily. :)

  • Brenda Bradley

    This is a great session Alan. I’ve been able to use it, and get my mind clear this past year, which has been extremely stressful. (One more year to go, then Bachelor’s Degree! :)) It’s helped me come down from all the craziness of classes and work and internships.I TRY to do it daily, but have been able to get to it 3x a week….not too bad. Will be better for the next couple of moths, as school’s out….so I’ll be able to ground myself and prepare mentally for the last year. I love your stuff. Please keep sharing these wonderful sessions. You’ve helped me, and many others I’m sure, tremendously.

  • Kelly Knight

    I’ve tried meditation in the past and this was always my problem. I started thinking about everything I had to do that day or the following day. I love these pod cast because it keeps my attention. So this time I’m going to try and stick with it. :)