Why Can’t I Meditate?
How to Get Your Mindfulness Practice on Track
By Nigel Wellings
Review by Dr. Maryann Miller
This is absolutely the best book I’ve ever read on why we sometime have problems meditating. It not only explains why we have trouble but offers valuable ideas and techniques to help us deal with our issues. When applied, you will be able to actually make meditation a permanent part of your every day life.
Many people spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars learning how to meditate or trying to find out why they can’t. In Why Can’t I Meditate, author Nigel Wellings delves deeply into several of the issues we’ve all encountered and offers solutions for each of them.
Wellings discusses what it means to establish a meditation habit, our expectations and what it’s like to actually meet ourselves. He powerfully delves into our sometimes subconscious feelings of inadequacy as a reason for not being able to meditate and how to transmute those feelings.”While many people have taken workshops in meditation, a significant number don’t maintain their practice for long after the class is finished. Mindfulness can help us relax and is great for coming to grips with thoughts that make us depressed or anxious, but it can also bring us into a more intimate relationship with ourselves…”
Wellings is full of practical advice and guidance on how to train our mind to be present and how mindfulness training helps in all areas of our everyday lives.He also features personal accounts of difficulties that new meditators encounter and how to help them move past their blocks. If you’ve tried meditation before but stopped because you felt you were a failure, Why Can’t I Meditate is the book for you.