what to focus on

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what to focus on

by meditator-3BYQK1 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:46 am

Recently I went for a long walk in the country with my family and found it very difficult to find something to focus on in my attempt to be mindful. I tried focusing on the experience of my feet hitting the ground but was continuously distracted from this by people chatting to me, looking at the views, watching where I was going, thoughts in my head etc. I just could not find anything to keep myself present. By the end of the walk I had developed a bad headache and noticed that I was tensing the muscles at the base of my skull, which I guess was from trying too hard to be present. Ever since this experience I develop this tension whenever I try to be mindful, it seems to be an automatic response I have little if any control over.

How can I remain present when in this type of activity, and what can I do about this tension I am now experiencing?
 
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