Meditating when Thoughts are Thick

If you're overwhelmed by thoughts whenever you sit down to meditate, you may be wondering how do some people get such orgasmic, out-of-body, transcendental experiences, when we are sitting here, squirming and shallow-breathing, just trying not to think for ONE SECOND?

Here's the good news for me. Meditation doesn't look the same for everyone. Where some experience a high-functioning Pineal Gland (the part of the brain known to produce visions and higher-level consciousness experiences), most of us simply sit, focus on our breath, and get to know the "gaps" between thoughts. That is our meditation. When we start to notice the moments of "no-mind," where one thought has ended, and the other has not yet begun. These gaps can be long, but so often for our over-active minds, they are quite short! And I've had meditations where my "mindstuff" is so thick, that I don't experience any gaps at all! But we set our intention to notice the gaps, and, according to present moment master, Eckhart Tolle, that's all you need to qualify the experience as meditation.

What is your meditation experience like, if you've tried it? I'd love to hear what happens when you close your eyes for meditation. Please post your comments!

Thoughts can feel like a neverending school of fish swimming around your mind!

Thoughts can feel like a neverending school of fish swimming around your mind!