I once feared silence part of meditation. Now I love it.
“Silence” is relative.
This is what helped me shift, the understanding I will always have thoughts going through my mind. There isn’t really “silence”.
If you are having no thoughts in your head, you are dead.
What silence does mean is you let the thoughts just float on by. Imagine like they are on clouds and a nice breeze is blowing them away. Don’t judge the thoughts, just observe them, accept that they are there and let them float away.
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Sing “I am a Child of God” and imagine the steps of grounding and shielding as you sing!
Set your timer and
Using your finger movements – with a NEW MANTRA
Peace (breathing in for about 4 beats)
Be (2 beats) Still (2 beats)
Repeat until your timer dings!
Now sit quietly and just allow space for your thoughts to float by.
It doesn’t matter how long you do this for, just try it!