Why do I find it difficult to practice meditation?
With meditation we are trying to retrain ourselves to be focussed and stay in the present moment, but our mind likes to resist. You may experience challenging emotions or a restless mind or feel uncomfortable during your meditation, this is the minds way of trying to avoid doing something that it finds difficult. It is much easier to allow the mind to dash around in it’s usual chaotic way, rather than to keep it’s attention or focus. Being aware that your mind is experiencing resistance will help you to overcome it. Bringing your awareness to your thoughts and feelings will help you to overcome the problems as they arise and with continued practice you can achieve a calmer state of mind.