meditation becoming more difficult

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meditation becoming more difficult

by Headspace » Tue May 13, 2014 9:51 pm

I am half way through take 20 and am starting to find the meditation more difficult. In 10 and 15 I found that I was able to relax into the meditation and found focusing on the breath relatively easy. My mind seemed to be clear and I had very few problems with focusing. But now, doing 20 I'm finding that I am having to fight to stay focused. I know that this is not what I supposed to do but I don't seem to be able to help it. My mind wanders off into some vague place that it not necessarily full of thoughts but just a kind of vague shutting down, or as though there is a wall between me and my awareness of my breath. Towards the end I notice my eyes are starting to screw up and lights are appearing in my head. How can I stop this? How can I let go and gently, not forcefully, come back to the breath?
 
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