Lots of people believe in the advantages of meditation but have a good deal of difficulty actually learning how to meditate.
It is important to understand that there’s a difference between meditation and concentration. The biggest problem with meditation for a good deal of people is that they aren’t used to sitting still for periods of time without lots of distraction. For instance, how many people can just sit quietly without feeling the need to put on the television? Background noise, company, whatever we want to call it. We are so used to noise all around us that we often don’t feel comfortable with silence.
When we are willing to sit with silence, even for short periods of time, when we are willing to accept the ‘discomfort’ of not having noise around us, we feel like we can begin to learn how to meditate.
Meditation is often describe as simply the process of putting our full attention, our concentration, on whatever object we have chosen. If we’ve struggled with mantra meditations or breathing meditation techniques or a mindfulness bell recording then we may feel nothing can help us to focus our attention in the current moment and reach a state of mental stillness.
Using brainwave entrainment (which is listening to sound frequencies for less than 10 minutes a day every day) means we don’t have to stop what else we’re doing, we don’t have to focus our attention in the current moment and we don’t have to actually ‘meditate’ or ‘learn’ to meditate. We simply listen to the recording and train our brain to create the waves we need in order to move into the experience we want to have. Simple!