It’s been a while since I last posted here. I am meditating a lot, yet writing so little about my experiments. It is not because of any intentional decision. Just there are too many things to do and too little time to complete all of them.
Let’s focus on the real reason of my writing this post.
I want to give you a very useful tip on meditation.
Whenever you have insufficient sleep, don’t meditate. It is of no use.
In fact, if you could not sleep properly last night, you will be wasting your time if you try to meditate this morning.
Better don’t do it.
Despite this, if you tried to meditate in such condition…
You will fail. Period.
The moment you close your eyes and start focusing on any mantra, breathing pattern or guided script, a feeling of drowsiness will engulf you.
It is not as if you are not meditating properly. You are as good as any monk.
Yet, your body is not ready. It needs sleep. You can’t meditate with a tired body that need rest.
Your effort to meditate just to follow a regular habit, despite the fact that you are not fully fresh, will turn futile.
I am not saying anything in air.
It’s my personal experience. And that of numerous practitioners too.
Meditating with tired body can only induce sleep in you. It will not help you in attaining a peaceful and blissful.
So keep this in mind.
If you have experienced insufficient sleep during the night, don’t waste your time trying to meditate in the morning.
It’s as simple as that.
Conversely, if you really want to sleep after suffering from a disturbed and insufficient period of rest, you may try meditation.
Meditation will induce you into sleep.
I can go into the reason of this process, but that’s not required.
Just remember this tip and save yourself from frustration and self doubt : Don’t meditate after insufficient sleep