The Cure for Feeling Frustrated With Your Meditation Practice

In the current 7 Day Meditation Kickstart group, there’s been a lot of discussion going on about the difficulty of “staying focused” during the meditation session. In fact, this is a common theme that comes up in pretty much every meditation group I’ve ever led!

Here’s some advice I gave to the participants of this group, and I thought that I’d share it more broadly, because feeling frustrated when you’re having trouble keeping your attention from wandering all over the place is very, very common.

And there’s a pretty simple cure 🙂


Cultivating Spontaneous Moments of Mindfulness

“Dad! My earrings! I don’t have them any more!” Julia stopped suddenly in her tracks, eyes wide.

I looked down and noticed that the crumpled, purple sticky note, through which my daughter had carefully stuck her extra pair of earrings, was no longer in her hand.

We had gone to Granville Island together to get her ears re-pierced, and she had brought 2 pairs of earrings with her on that sticky note. After the procedure, we had walked around the market for a while and picked up a few things for dinner, during which she must have accidentally dropped the note.

It was while we were walking back to the car that she suddenly realized her hands were empty.